Eatala Rajender, minister of consumer affairs, food and civil supplies, Legal metrology along with BN Nalla, president of Telangana Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on Consumer Day programme on Saturday Pic: Venkat Rao M
HYDERABAD: Former health minister Eatala Rajender on Monday said he would approach court to clear his name in the alleged land grabbing case involving his Jamuna Hatcheries firm. He also said he was ready to quit his MLA post if chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao thinks he had won on TRS party’s ‘car’ symbol.
Eatala he would discuss his future course of action with his constituency people before taking any decision. He stuck to his guns that he would rather die than give up his ‘atma gouravam’ (self-respect). “Naa aatma ni nenu ammokonu (my self-respect is not for sale). You can drag me down, file cases and get me arrested,” he said at a press conference.
Eatala said: “The chief minister is harassing me by subverting the law and the system. I know how he works and wants to see the end of a person by targeting him. In my case too, it is going to happen. I have travelled with him for 14 years in Telangana movement. It does not suit his stature.”
Saying that he would seek legal recourse, he stoutly refuted allegations that Jamuna Hatcheries had encroached upon the assigned land. “Medak district collector has submitted a report without serving a notice on the firm before taking up the survey on the controversial land. The survey was completed by deploying hundreds of cops and creating terror in the villages. I am ready to face any action, including cases and arrests if there is any assigned land in my firm’s possession. We will approach the court on this,” Eatala said.