Earlier this year, the minister had declared a "war on posters, flexis, hoardings and banners."

Birthday boy KTRs diktat to supporters Remove celebratory cutouts and bannersFile photo: Facebook/KTR
news Politics Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 09:08

Telangana IT minister K T Rama Rao, won many praises on social media on Saturday after he took to Twitter to ask the GHMC to remove posters and banners that were celebrating his birthday, which was on Sunday.

Many said that the minister was walking the talk as in April this year, the minister had declared a "war on posters, flexis, hoardings and banners" erected without permission from the civic body.

The Times of India earlier reported:

The minister issued 'strict instructions' to the GHMC to file criminal cases against those violating rules and erecting such posters or banners without any permissions, a statement from his office said. Hyderabad, the minister said, should henceforth be truly 'Swachch Hyderabad' and it must be kept clean by the GHMC with the cooperation of the citizens.

On Saturday, a Twitter user uploaded a few photos of banners and posters put across Hyderabad celebrating KTR's birthday, following which this happened.

Analyzing the response from the minister, A Saye Sekhar, in a piece for Telugu360 wrote:

The denouement of the well-choreographed subdued celebration within heart of hearts turned out to be a super hit…Contrary to the popular perception that politicians of all hues yearn for the sycophantic gristmills whirring around them and followers singing paeans, this 40-year-young esquire man and IT minister of Telangana wants to keep opportunistic eulogies at bay.


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