HYDERABAD -- Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's son and cabinet minister K. T. Rama Rao earned ₹7.30 lakh just in a couple of hours by "selling" ice-cream and fruit juice in Hyderabad on Friday.
No, he has not become an entrepreneur. Rama Rao turned "coolie" to raise money for Telangana Rashtra Samithi's plenary and formation day public meeting scheduled to be held later this month.
The state Industries and Information Technology Minister sold ice-cream at a parlour in Qutubullahpur area. TRS MP Malla Reddy bought the ice-cream for ₹5 lakh. Another party leader Srinivas Reddy paid ₹1 lakh.
At fruit juice shop, Rama Rao earned ₹1.30 lakh with the party leaders buying the juice from him.
Friday was the first day of a week-long programme in which all leaders and cadre of the party will work as "coolies".
Chandrasekhar Rao, who is also the TRS chief, announced that 'Gulabi (pink) coolie days' will be celebrated from 14 to 20 April. He urged every party worker to work for at least two days to earn the money to meet transportation and other costs.
The chief minister, all ministers, MPs, MLAs and other leaders will work as "coolies" for at least two days.
The TRS will hold its plenary at Kompally near Hyderabad on 21 April, while a massive public meeting is planned at Warangal on 27 April to mark the party's formation day.
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