The foul play in ‘Gulabi Coolie’, the unique party fundraiser taken up by TRS to raise funds again came to limelight with a recent clarification from the Income Tax(IT) Department.
While the IT department in February issued notices to Telangana ministers KT Rama Rao, T Harish Rao, former MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha, Deputy CM Mahmood Ali, Etela Rajender and others over a complaint filed by Congress MP Revanth Reddy, many found this campaign extortion.
In a recent revelation, stating that Election Commission of India is also involved in the case, the central Finance commission clarified that it was not in their Jurisdiction. It also stated that police or Income Tax sleuth will soon jump into action.
“The Labour Act defines minimum wages for coolies. In that case, how were TRS leaders paid lakhs for lifting a gunny bag or selling ice cream? This is a clear case of quid pro quo where businessmen, realtors, hoteliers and hospital owners paid huge sums as bribes to public representatives,” alleged Revanth Reddy.