Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Its now the SON's turn to Splurge!!!

On Dec 21st-2007, the entire city of Hyderabad was decorated on the occasion of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's Birthday. In a typical political publicity fare, all important public junctions were covered with banners, flags, boards, posters, billboards etc.
The message was loud, clear and also unanimous,
"JANAM KOSAM JAGAN
JAGAN KOSAM JANAM"

Now, when did we say that?? I am not sure if I said it though...



I was a little perturbed with all this publicity blitzkrieg and filed an RTI application with GHMC on 22nd Dec, 2007 wanting to know if the GHMC got its due payment. After almost 70 days of following up, they gave me the reply.
The reply says,



With reference to your letter cited, under RTI act, 2005 it is to inform that this office has not received any request from any individual or organization for permission for erection of arches, flags etc., on the occasion of birthday of Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, This office has not accorded any permission in this regard.

Ask any kid in Hyderabad and he will tell you what happened those 2 days. Only the GHMC officials lost sight and could not find anything that was putup without their permission. The irony is one bill board was right infront of their office.

The fact of the matter is GHMC turned a blind eye to what was an ostentatious and vulgar display. Public property was brazenly used for about 2 days. We lost valuable public money to the political power mongers. What ought to have gone into GHMC's coffers is lost. That too, it is the son of the Chief Minister. Someone has to pay back. Not that he is the only one who does it. Every politician does it, but this is extreme and that too from the son of a 'responsible' Chief Minister who is supposed to set an example.

Who will pay back the lost public money? The father used public Money for publicity and personal glorification. The son on the other hand uses public property like his own. Both are ultimately doing the same thing, albeit a bit differently !!! The perfect COMBO..

Time to make them pay...

Use RTI!!!

15 comments:

mystic rose said...

what total asses they are.

Raj said...
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Raj said...

I wonder How JAGAN would be "saakshi" when he himself is a blind!!

Anonymous said...

hi can we file any PIL athe money and make the money back

Rakesh said...

we could first enquire with the GHMC officials and then if they deny, we could go to court with evidence. I for one think that a couple of media stories can make them pay back..

Anonymous said...

you are correct Rakesh going thru media would be a good idea. Do we need file one more RTI to get that information again?By the way your blog is very informative and you are doing a good job and our help will be with you all the time

Rakesh said...

We could appraoch the media or even the GHMC officials as to what were they doing when all this happened. Thanks for the support. If i may ask, who is this? certainly not anonymous!

Anuroop said...

certainly not aonnymous.

hari said...

gud work ra rakesh....
whts next then.......??

anuroop said...

hai Rakesh
have you decided any thing on this issue??

Rakesh said...

i am currently not in hyd..on a personal trip...will be bck this week...i am planning to go the media and also to the GHMC officials asking them why did they turn a blind eye to all this. Any ideas from your side anuroop?

Anuroop said...

hi Rakesh Going thru media is good but we need to know whether any action has been taken by GHMC atleast after your RTI has been filed but god knows when we can get that information..

Lakshmikanth Raja Kasiraju said...

Real good work Raki!!

Did you approach any media house??

Rakesh said...

spoke to a couple of them, but dint try hard...you have someone in mind?

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