Probe into land grabbed charge in Hyderabad: CM K | Sidnaz Blog

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HYDERABAD: In the midst of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping through Telangana, a political fight has broken out between chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his health minister Eatala Rajender. KCR on Friday ordered a probe into allegations that Eatala has encroached several acres of assigned land to expand his hatchery, Jamuna Hatcheries.
Although the note issued by the state government for a probe by the vigilance department does not mention Eatala directly, it is clear who it is aimed at. The health minister, on the other hand, responded aggressively to the allegations and asked for a probe by a sitting judge.

Eatala called it a pre-planned conspiracy to defame him and that he was ready for any punishment if a fair inquiry proves he had grabbed land. Asked if he would resign, the minister said, “Let the government complete the inquiry. I will rub my nose on the ground if it is proved that I have grabbed land.”
The probe was ordered following a complaint lodged by some farmers to KCR alleging that the minister and his associates grabbed nearly 100 acres of assigned land allotted to them on the outskirts of Achampet and Hakimpet in Masaipet mandal of Medak district. They appealed to KCR to restore the land to them.
Sources in TRS said that KCR and Eatala had not been on the same page for some time.
Eatala had been attacking the Centre for the past couple of days for botching up vaccine supply even as KCR and other ministers had maintained a studied silence. Earlier, there were also reports of Eatala talking about the need for a new political party led by the leaders from Backward Classes, but he had denied the talk. He belongs to Mudiraj community, a strong BC caste in Telangana.
Opposition parties reacted sharply to the development, with BJP state chief spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao demanding an explanation from CM KCR on accusations of land grabbing by his senior cabinet colleague. “BJP stands vindicated on its charge that CM KCR is leading a corrupt government and most of his ministers and MLAs are land grabbers,” he said.
Terming it as a political conspiracy against a minister from the BC community, AICC spokesperson Dasoju Sravan said if the heads were to roll in the KCR government for land grabbing allegations, it should begin with TRS working president and municipal minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) who, Congress MP A Revanth Reddy had charged with owning an illegal farmhouse. KTR had denied the allegations.

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