Warangal: Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar has caused a sensation yet again by warning village sarpanches that they will not be sanctioned with additional funds if they do not mobilize large numbers of people for the Khammam BRS rally on Wednesday.
The minister’s threat went viral on various social media platforms in erstwhile Warangal district on the day the rally was held.
Earlier, the minister had similarly warned that 25 MLAs would not be given party tickets this year so as to enable the BRS register a massive victory in the assembly elections. This was still being circulated on social media platforms.
At a preparatory meeting held in Maripeda mandal of Mahabubabad district to build support for the rally, Dayakar fixed a target for village sarpanchs, asking them to mobilize 300 people from minor village panchayats and 600 people from major panchayats for the meeting.
The minister told the sarpanches that chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had promised to sanction â¹10 lakh for each village panchayat. In addition to that, the sarpanchs who mobilized the targeted number of people from each village panchayat can hope for a further sanction of â¹10 lakh on behalf of the panchayat raj department, he said.
He warned them that those who do not reach the target need not hope to get the funds.
Dayakar Rao, while speaking at a preparatory meeting for the Khammam BRS rally, the other day at Danthalapally village of Narasimhulapet mandal, said 25 sitting MLAs of the BRS could be dropped to enable the party win 100 seats in assembly elections.
The minister said he had conducted a survey across the state in which it was found that the TRS was going to win 75 to 100 seats. “Some 25 MLAs are facing opposition in their respective constituencies and are going to lose in elections,” he prophesied.
However, the minister on Wednesday denied he made such a comment. He told the media that he never spoke anything against the sitting MLAs.