Bhadradri-Kothagudem district officials skip Governor's tour
Deccan Chronicle.| Ravindra Seshu
The development comes amid the tussle between the Governor's office and Chief Minister's office for the last fortnight
Kothagudem: Top officials of the Bhadradri-Kothagudem district were not at hand to receive Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, who had come to the district to attend the Srirama Pattabhishekam at the Bhadrachalam temple on Monday.
Bhadradri-Kothagudem collector D. Anudeep, superintendent of police Sunil Dutt and Potru Gautham, project director of the ITDA (Integrated Tribal Development Agency) stayed away from the event. The sources in Collectorate informed that collector Anudeep had gone on leave for two days.
Assistant collector Karnati Venkateswarlu and Kothagudem revenue divisional officer Swarnalatha went to the railway station and received the Governor.
The development comes amid the tussle between the Governor’s office and Chief Minister’s office for the last fortnight. There was no TRS MLA or leader present at the Governor’s programmes in Bhadrachalam town; many of them had gone to the party dharna in Delhi.
When mediapersons asked the Governor about the officials not receiving her as per protocol, and whether it was due to the involvement of the CMO, Dr Soundararajan showed no interest to reply.
When media personnel insisted, she simply said "Srirama pattabhisheka subhakanshalu."
Dr Soundararajan inaugurated a special ward for thalassemia patients at the Indian Red Cross Society office in Bhadrachalam. Later, she took part in the ‘seemantham’ — a ceremony performed during pregnancy — for 100 Adivasi women in the Vanavasi Kalyana Ashramam.