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KT Rama Rao fines party leader Rs 1 lakh on stage for putting up flexes over his visit

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Hyderabad, Mar 02: A video of Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) has gone viral after he fined his party leader of Rs 1 lakh on stage, for setting up flexes in the town over his visit.

Rao's decision came during a meeting held in Yellandu on Sunday with respect to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party's 'Pattana Pragathi' programme.

KT Rama Rao

"This plastic is like a ghost that will haunt us and we have to fight it. I even told (Yellandu municipal chairperson) Dammalapati Venkateswara Rao just now that though I insisted against it, they (TRS workers) have put up flexes. I told him that I will fine him. Should I not fine them? These flexes are of no use," KTR said while addressing the rally.

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"Is there any use of flexes except politicians can see their own face?. They are leaders if they win a place in people's hearts," KTR said.

As the crowd lauded KTR, he said, "I am fining your municipal chairman Rs 1 lakh on behalf of the Municipal Administration Department. Though he has put up a cloth flex, I don't even want to accept that."

After this statement, KTR asked Khammam Collector to ensure that the challan was issued and that the fine was paid by the municipal chairman.

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