Minister for endowments C Ramachandraiah on Tuesday lambasted chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy for not entrusting any district to his care. Ramachandraiah, a former Praja Rajyam leader and camp follower of K Chiranjeevi in the Congress, complained that the chief minister gave district charges only to his own groupies.
While conceding that it was the prerogative of the chief minister to assign districts to ministers, Ramachandraiah wondered why no minister from Kadapa district has been given charge of any district.
He went on to repeat his oft-expressed desire that his former boss Chiranjeevi should be the chief minister of the state. "Chiranjeevi entered politics with the ambition becoming the chief minister of the state. What's wrong with that?" he asked.
Reacting to the cabinet sub-committee's recommendation to cap the fee reimbursement scheme for backward class and poor students, Ramachandraiah said he would be the first person to object to any proposal that does injustice to students from the backward classes. Ramachandraiah has been in the headlines with his vociferous statements against the Congress leadership in the state. His recent remark that Chiranjeevi would soon become the CM created a furore.