Padi Kaushik Reddy defected from Congress and has joined the Ruling TRS party on Wednesday. He is the frontrunner for the TRS ticket for the upcoming Huzurabad by-election. He and his followers have filled the entire city with his flexes on the occasion. GHMC has imposed a fine for defacing the city with unauthorized banners.
A fine of Rs 10 lakh was imposed on him in connection with the two violations. The penalty may increase as more complaints are still pending. Even though the penalty is imposed, the corporation has come under criticism for ignoring the banners, Kaushik Reddy has set up with the pictures of CM KCR, KTR, and Harish Kaushik. From Gachibowli to TRS Bhavan, the roads were completely filled with flags, banners, flex, and cutouts.
The complaints from the citizens and activists were ignored until the occasion of his joining has been completed. Not a single banner was removed until the event is completed. After a lot of criticism from all quarters, GHMC staff have removed the banners and imposed a fine on the leader. Activists are now asking if everyone has the facility of their banners erected and later get off paying the fine.