While the whole state is busy celebrating Holi, the festival of colours, Andhra Pradesh High Court gave a ‘colourful’ jolt to Jagan-led government has on Tuesday. Issuing orders to remove the blue, green and white colours associated with the ruling YSRCP, the High Court directed the CS to submit a report on the implementation of the court’s directions. While the High Court gave 10 days of time to implement the order, the move came as a shocker to the state government in the wake of the local body elections.
Hearing the petition filed by Muppa Venkateswara Rao of Pallapadu in Guntur district objecting to the painting of the panchayat office in his village with YSRCP party colours. Supporting the villager, the Opposition TDP filed a roll of petitions which were collectively heard.
While almost all the panchayat offices, Anganwadi and school buildings, water tanks and several other public buildings were painted with YRSCP colours, crores of money spent have triggered controversy. Besides the money spent to paint, recolouring them now will pile up the financial burden on the government which has been in a financial crunch.