Telangana Health Minister Eetala Rajender has landed in a 100 Crore scam. The Minister is seen everywhere in the media for the last few days after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao and Minister K Taraka Ramarao are down with COVID,
A few SC, ST, and BC farmers from Masaipeta Mandal of Medak district came before the media and alleged that the Minister grabbed their lands. They say Eetala grabbed lands to the extent of 100 acres in Acchampeta and Hakimpeta for Jamuna Hatcheries.
Chief Minister KCR ordered a probe into the allegations, and there are speculations that the Minister may be shunted out of the cabinet or will be forced to Resign. In such a case, a new minister may have to take over the Health Ministry in the middle of the pandemic.
Later, Eetala came before the media and alleged intentional character assassination by a section of Paid Media. "I acquired the lands through the local MRO. Farmers themselves willingly gave their lands, but they are still in their control. I am yet to take them over, and the Chief Minister is also aware of it. I demand an inquiry against me. I urge all possible investigating departments to probe my assets. I will co-operate and prove my commitment," Eetala emotionally said.