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MBT files RTI plea for CM Chandrasekhar Rao’s travel costs

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ASIF YAR KHAN
Published Apr 30, 2018, 1:34 am IST
Updated Apr 30, 2018, 1:34 am IST
Mr Khan has sought the information under provisions of the Right to Information Act of 2005.
K. Chandrasekhar Rao
 K. Chandrasekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Amjed Ullah Khan, the leader of the Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT), has filed a petition seeking details regarding the expenses being incurred on account of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s visits to various states as part of his effort to set up a “Federal Front”.

Mr Khan has sought the information under provisions of the Right to Information Act of 2005. He has sought to know whether the expenses are being borne by the government, or whether the trips are being funded privately, and if they are being sponsored, by whom. He has asked for these details to be furnished for each of the CM’s trips.

 

On Sunday, Mr Rao visited Chennai to meet with M. Karunanidhi, the president of the DMK, to discuss his intention to set up a political front at the national level without the BJP or the Congress.

The Chief Minister has previously flown to Kolkata to meet with Mamata Banerjee, the chief of the Trinamool Congress, and Bengaluru to meet with JD(S) chief H.D. Deve Gowda.

“As a citizen of the state, I am entitled to know if government funds are being used for personal political purposes,” Mr Khan said.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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