KCR strips Telangana health minister of portfolio

A day after an inquiry was ordered into the land grabbing allegations levelled towards Health Minister Etala Rajender, his portfolio was transferred to Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday.

“On the advice of the chief minister of Telangana, the Honble Governor has approved the transfer of the medical and health and family welfare portfolio from Etala Rajender to the CM with immediate effect,” an official communique mentioned.

Now Rajender would stay a minister with none portfolio in KCR’s cupboard.


Rao had on Friday directed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of encroachment of land by Rajender on the outskirts of Achampet about 55 km from Hyderabad.

Reacting to the event, Rajender instructed media that it seems to be deliberate and he’ll announce his future course of motion after discussing along with his followers.

“I came to know that my portfolio was taken by the CM. The chief minister has the right to take any portfolio. He has control on all subjects. It appears all these are planned developments. I will react after I get all the information. I was busy with COVID-19 pandemic issues,” he mentioned.

A senior official, who was half of the probe staff, instructed reporters that prima facie there was encroachment of assigned land at Achampet.

He, nevertheless, refused to disclose particulars saying they have been but to arrange a report and submit it to the federal government.

The growth has kicked up a political storm within the state with opposition events demanding related investigation into some of Rao’s cupboard colleagues and ruling social gathering MLAs.

Alleging that Rajender was made a scapegoat, AICC nationwide spokesperson Sravan Dasoju mentioned Rao was attempting to make up for his ‘failures’ in curbing the pandemic Covid-19 unfold in Telangana.

“If in any respect the minister is admittedly concerned in land grabbing, he have to be punished by the federal government.

But, why solely the minister is being focused? He requested.

“Justice must be equal to everyone then, why are you sparing the other alleged ministers, MLAs and your own son KTR? No one knows on what basis the SC leader and the then Dy CM Rajaiah was removed from the Cabinet and what is going to happen to Etala,” Dasoju lamented.

BJP Telangana Chief Spokesperson, Okay Krishna Saagar Rao hit out at KCR, saying he was main a corrupt authorities within the state, and known as most of his ministers and MLAs as “corrupt land grabbers,” who’re fleecing poor and customary individuals of the state.

Rao ought to represent a high-level enquiry fee instantly, to analyze not simply allegations on Rajender, however all different ministers and MLA’s of TRS, Sagar Rao demanded.

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