In a rather bizarre set of instructions to the people of Telangana, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday advised people to beat corrupt officials with chappals!
He gave the instructions while addressing Singareni Collieries workers at Pragathi Bhavan on Sunday. During the meet some of the colliery workers referred to the rampant corruption in the coal company.
Workers are forced to pay a bribe of Rs 6 lakh to seek unfit certificate from the medical board. They are forced to bribe even to obtain leave when they suffer from fever. Bribes are demanded for changing residential quarters for staff. From tomorrow, no one should pay any bribes. If anyone demands bribes or anyone pays bribes, beat both of them with chappalsChief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao
During the addressal the CM also apologised to the workers for not focusing on their problems during the 40-month rule of the TRS government.
“When the TBGKS won the elections in 2012 for the first time, we were in Undivided AP and our party was not in power. We could not resolve your major problems on account of this. Though we came to power in 2014, we were busy dealing with other major problems concerning the state. I express my apologies for this.”