Former Chief Secretary of AP loses job for his anti-govt post on social media

Former Chief Secretary of AP loses job for his anti-govt post on social media

Former Chief Secretary of AP loses job for his anti-govt post on social media
Former chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh, present chairman of AP Brahmin Welfare Corporation IYR Krishna Rao was sacked by Chandrababu Naidu government on Tuesday for posting and sharing anti-government comments on social media. Krishna Rao belongs to the 1979 batch of Indian Administrative Service and worked in various capacities in Government of Andhra Pradesh. He also worked as an Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD).

Axe fell on Rao after several Telugu Desam leaders complained to Naidu that he is heaping insults on the government through social media. Rao who is very active on Facebook has earlier criticised entertainment tax exemption for Naidu’s brother-in-law and Hindupur MLA N Balakrishna’s Gautami Putra Satakarni. Rao is also very critical about the behaviour of TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy who created a ruckus in Vizag airport and the open defiance of Vijayawada MP Kesineni Nani.

“I was not given Naidu’s appointment for the last six months. It hurt my ego but I still continued with my job which is helping poor Brahmins. It would have been better if the government sought my explanation,” Rao said addressing press here on Tuesday. He said that TDP cadre has been spreading canards that he has roped in YSR Congress members into the district level coordination committees.

He said that chief minister was not happy with him for not getting any political mileage through the corporation. “I was not invited to take up the post of the first ever Brahmin corporation in the state. I myself volunteered as I am interested in the welfare of Brahmins. I am an officer and not a politician,” he said.

However, TDP sources point out that Rao has taken up to social media after he was a denied MLC seat. The say that Rao has intentionally started maligning the government. The TDP sympathisers on the net have ensured that Rao was sacked within 24 hours of waging a war on social media against Rao’s posts on Facebook.



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