The Congress on Thursday lashed out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao over a phone call he made to a farmer in Nandulapalli village in Mancherial district, an audio clip of which, was doing the rounds on the internet.
Sharath, through an FB live, had complained how seven acres that he owned in his village was allotted to others by the Village Revenue Official (VRO) after manipulating the land records. He said the problem was not solved though he had been running around the government offices for 11 months. As the Facebook video began circulating on the social media platform, it came to the notice of KCR, who called him and solved his issue.
A VRO and a revenue inspector were suspended for allegedly manipulating the record.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, All India Congress Committee (AICC) Spokesperson Dr Dasoju Sravan called the move an â€˜election dramaâ€™ and argued that it was a violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
"It was a cheap publicity stunt. The Chief Minister never comes to the Secretariat. Nearly 30,000 to 40,000 files pertaining to various portfolios handled by KCR are pending. Common people have no access to his official residence Pragathi Bhavan. Even ministers, MLAs and MLCs cannot enter Pragathi Bhavan without prior permission. However, in view of forthcoming Lok Sabha elections and just to dilute the defeat of TRS-backed candidates in recebt MLC elections, the entire drama was enacted," Sravan said.
Sravan also informed the media that he had written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, alleging biased functioning of election authorities in Telangana.
"The election authorities, especially Chief Electoral Officer Rajath Kumar, have been acting in a partisan manner and ignoring the violation of Model Code of Conduct to favour the ruling TRS. Rajat Kumar confessed about the deletion of over 22 lakh eligible voters and also apologised for the same. But the ECI took no action against him," Sravan said in his letter.