Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday pulled up a Telangana collector for not displaying the picture of prime minister Narendra Modi at a ration shop in Kamareddy district. The minister, who has been on a two-day visit to Telangana as a part of BJP’s Lok Sabha Pravas Yojana programme, visited the district to inspect the implementation of centrally-funded programmes.
When she stopped at a ration shop at Birkur village, she noticed that the shop had neither the picture nor the flex board of the prime minister.
She immediately pulled up the district collector Jitesh Patel and sought explanation from him.
She went on to say that it was mandatory to display the picture of the prime minister at every ration
shop where rice was being supplied under the central government schemes. She then directed the collector to display the prime minister’s picture at all the ration shops.