Some time back there was a great controversy over the brand ambassadorship to tennis player Sania Mirza by the Telangana government. It is a case book study of how the electronic media behaves on most issues.
You may remember that there has been a great amount of animosity between various factions in Andhra Pradesh over the Telangana issue for decades.
But when the new state was born, it was a major victory for the people of Telangana and it was a time to bury old grouses and begin on a fresh note.
However TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao refused to invite any of the Central leaders. Is it right for any State to do that? Can a Congress Chief Minister refuse to invite a BJP Prime Minister for his swearing in ceremony and vice versa?
So in the end KCR did not attend even Chandrababu Naidu’s swearing in ceremony. Both Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not attend KCR’s swearing-in ceremony. KCR also began his term on a false note.
Not only did he call a bandh protesting the Polavaram issue, but KCR’s son, daughter and nephew have all been accommodated into the ministry. As political dynasties are crumbling all over India, KCR is trying to build a new one.
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Telangana chief minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao presenting a cheque Rs.1 crore to Sania Mirza.