Rise in Covid cases may further delay KCR's district tours
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
He was to inaugurate the new integrated collectorate complexes and new TRS offices in district headquarters
Telangana Chief Minister, K.Chandrashekar Rao. (DC Image)
Hyderabad: The sharp increase in Covid cases across the state have halted the plans of Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao to tour districts for launching various development programmes. The district tours have been postponed twice since December 19. He was scheduled to visit Wanaparthy on December 19 and Jangaon the next day. He was to inaugurate the new integrated collectorate complexes and new TRS offices in district headquarters.
However, due to the tussle with the Centre over paddy procurement, Rao called for a TRS agitation in all the 119 Assembly constituencies on December 20 and postponed his district tours.
Although rescheduled for December 23 and 24, the tours were postponed due to Christmas and New Year celebrations. His intended district tours early January were deferred due to the sudden increase in Covid cases and Omicron variants.
The state government imposed a ban on public meetings, rallies, and gatherings as a preventive measure. With reports that Covid cases may touch a new peak in the next couple of months, the chances of Rao undertaking district tours look remote before March.