Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister Okay. Chandrashekar Rao has sacked Health Minister Etala Rajender from his Cabinet over land grabbing allegations and allotted the portfolio to himself.
“On the advice of the Chief Minister of Telangana, the Hon’ble Governor has approved the transfer of the Medical, Health & Family Welfare portfolio from Etala Rajender to the Chief Minister with immediate effect,” stated a press communique from Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan’s workplace.
The Chief Minister had earlier on Friday instructed state’s Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to get an inquiry executed into the allegations of and grabbing towards Rajender.
This got here following complaints by a number of farmers and landowners towards Rajender and his relations with regard to encroachments of lands on the outskirts of Achampet in Masaipet Mandal within the state’s Medak district.
Etala has, nevertheless, rubbished the allegations levelled towards him and dubbed the stories a pre-planned assault to assassinate his character and malign his status.
Addressing a press convention on Friday, Etala welcomed the Chief Minister’s determination to order an investigation.
Rajender, who was appointed the state’s Health Minister in 2019, additionally demanded a probe led by a sitting choose into the matter.
Rajender, who represents Huzurabad constituency within the Telangana Assembly from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TSR) celebration, was the Finance Minister of Telangana from 2014–2018.