Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slams district collector in Telangana

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was in the state to attend various programs in Zaheerabad parliamentary constituency as part of BJP’s ‘Lok Sabha PravasYojana’ | Twitter

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman publicly chastised Kamareddy District Collector Jitesh Patil on Friday, asking him for the Center and State’s share of rice at fair price shops.

“You are an Indian Administrative Service officer, part of the Telangana cadre… Are you telling me that the state gives 34 rupees? Excuse me! You want to think about your answer,” the finance minister said.

A video of the incident has gone viral.

“You think about it and in the half hour before my address to the media, give me the answer so I can tell them that even though the collector couldn’t answer my question immediately,.. he got debated and got the information,” Sitharaman said. to the collector.

Prior to this, the minister seemed annoyed that the Center was providing free rice to the poor under the leadership of Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan Yojana to overcome the effects of COVID-19 and yet the flexible signs bearing Prime Minister Modi’s picture didn’t. find a place in Telangana’s fair-priced shops.

While inspecting a PDS ration store in Birkoor, the Union Minister had asked Jitesh Patil why the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was missing.

Sitharaman said that since March-April 2020, the Center has been providing free rice at the price of Rs 30-Rs 35 without the state government and beneficiaries having to contribute anything.

Sitharaman was in the state to participate in various programs in the parliamentary constituency of Zaheerabad under the BJP’s ‘Lok Sabha PravasYojana’.

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