Telengana CM taken to court by activists who challenge his splurge on gift to the God

26 days ago | 24-02-2017 | IBNS

Hyderabad, Feb 24 : : Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, who made a Rs. 5-crore git to gods from the public exchequer-a kind of a splurge that created a stir- has been taken to the court of law by, activists, NDTV reports.

Raos gift to Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala angered activists, who along with Aam Aadmi Partys Lubna Sarwath have filed a petition in the Hyderabad High Court demanding the Chief Minister pay for such gifts out of his own pocket.

Rao made the offering to fulfil his promise if Telengana got the statehood.

Telangana became a separate state in June 2014.

The activists also want to know who paid the expenses for the Chief Ministers extended family, who went for the thanksgiving trip to Tirupati.

The activists say they want a white paper on expenses incurred from Government funds.

in the form of offerings for religious purposes. The logistics and expenses for his family and relatives and ministers should be paid by them from their account,NDTV quoted Dr Sarwath as saying.