Telangana's KTR "appalled" by Nirmala Sitharaman's "unruly" behaviour with Collectortext_fields
Hyderabad: Telangana Minister K T Rama Rao expressed shock over Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reprimanding a District Collector for not giving her an answer as to what the Centre and State's share of rice supplied through fair price shops was, and he claimed such behaviour of people holding high offices will only "demoralise hardworking AIS officers."
Rama Rao, in a tweet on Friday night, said, "I am appalled by the unruly conduct of FM @nsitharaman today with District Magistrate/Collector of Kamareddy. These political histrionics on the street will only demoralise hardworking AIS officers.
"My compliments to @Collector_KMR Jitesh V Patil, IAS on his dignified conduct," he tweeted.
During the inspection of a PDS ration shop in Birkoor, the Union Minister had also asked Jitesh Patil why the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was missing there.
She said since March-April 2020, the Centre has been providing rice priced at Rs 30-Rs 35 free of cost without the State government and the beneficiaries having to contribute anything.
Sitharaman was in the state attending various programmes in Zaheerabad Parliamentary Constituency as part of BJP's 'Lok Sabha PravasYojana'.
With PTI inputs