Hyderabad: Siddipet district Collector Venkatram Reddy stoked a controversy by touching Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s feet in the presence of higher officials and public representatives.
KCR was in Siddipet on Sunday to inaugurate several government offices. As part of that, he inaugurated the Collector’s office where Venkatram Reddy was present.
After symbolically sitting in the Collector’s chair, Reddy got up, bent and touched the feet of KCR who was standing next to him along with others.
A video of the incident went viral.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and several other dignitaries were present when the incident took place.
The Chief Minister was seen trying to stop the Collector from touching his feet.
Reddy on Sunday night issued a statement justifying his act by saying KCR is a fatherly figure to him.
“It is part of Telangana’s culture to take blessings of elders during auspicious occasions. I took the blessings of the CM who is like a…