Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's son and cabinet minister KT Rama Rao earned Rs 7.30 lakh just in a couple of hours by "selling" ice-cream and fruit juice in Hyderabad on Friday.
No, he has not become an entrepreneur. Rama Rao turned "labourer" to raise money for his party Telangana Rashtra Samithi's plenary and formation day public meeting scheduled to be held later this month.
The state Industries and Information Technology Minister sold ice-cream at a parlour in Qutubullahpur area.
How does one person earn several lakh, selling ice-cream and fruit juice for a few hours?
Well, to KTR's luck, MP Malla Reddy bought an ice-cream for Rs 5 lakh, while another party leader Srinivas Reddy paid Rs 1 lakh.
At the fruit juice shop too, KTR earned Rs 1.30 lakh with just TRS leaders buying the juice from him.
Friday was the first day of a week-long programme in which all leaders and cadre of the party will work as "coolies".
Chandrasekhar Rao, who is also the TRS chief, announced that 'Gulabi (pink) coolie days' will be celebrated from April 14 to 20. He urged every party worker to work for at least two days to earn the money to meet transportation and other costs.
The chief minister, all ministers, MPs, MLAs and other leaders will work as "coolies" for at least two days.
KCR also said TRS had 51 lakh members when the government was formed in 2014 and the number had now gone up to over 75 lakh. The party is expected to get Rs 25 crore as membership fee.
The TRS will hold its plenary at Kompally near Hyderabad on April 21 while a massive public meeting is planned at Warangal on April 27 to mark the party's formation day.