Warangal: Telangana State Cultural Council President Erupula Balakishan (Rasamayi) is facing heat from the people of her constituency Manakondur and opposition parties. He is a member of parliament for the second time in a row from this constituency.
On Sunday, youth associations staged a dharna against MLA Balakishan at Gundlapalli village on the national highway in Ganneruvaram mandal. They threw old slippers at the vehicle, alleging that it had not fulfilled the poll promise of laying a dual-lane road from Gundlapalli to Potture.
The police arrested some youths along with DCC president Satyanarayana and other Congress leaders in support of the youth protest. They were later released.
Two days ago, members of an action committee for the development of Ganneruvaram mandal filed a complaint in the police station against the Manakondur MLA, saying that he had threatened journalists and tried to provoke his cadre against them after questioning the failure of Ganneruvaram mandal development. .
The journalists’ union condemned Manakondur MLA’s comments against the clerks. After an argument with Ganneruvaram mandal press club president Srinivas, Balakishan MLA spoke to the management of Namasthe Telangana where Srinivas was working and removed him from his job.
Karimnagar Press Club president Karunakar said “journalists are not afraid of such actions by TRS leaders”. The journalists’ union would intensify its campaign across the district till Srinivas is reinstated in his post, he said.
The MLA also faced heat from the people of his assembly segment in the Munugode by-election. He was the one who promised the people of Dhoni Pamula village in Chandur mandal that he would distribute Rs 2 crore for the development of the village by “diverting funds from Manakondur district”. Social media platforms made people question how he could make such a promise to a person from other constituencies while doing nothing for the development of his own constituency.
One Jella Chandraiah, a resident of Vadluri village in Manakondur district, made a phone call to Balakishan asking him to resign from his post as he failed to develop the district.
Recently, a case was filed against the Bejjanki mandal MLA in Manakondur constituency, two years after the complaint was lodged by the official Congress party spokesperson Pothireddy Rajashekar Reddy.
Rajashekar Reddy, who hails from Begumpet village in Bejjanki mandal, alleged that Balakishan made a phone call to him on November 7, 2020, threatened to kill him and also used unparliamentary language.