Hyderabad: Telangana transport minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar celebrated his birthday on 19 April amid the nationwide lockdown and cut a ‘Corona cake’ on the occasion.

In a video, the minister can be seen cutting a green cake that looks like the Corona virus. Mr Ajay Kumar uses a sword-like knife to cut the cake while people wish him ‘happy birthday’. In another video of the same event, some people can be heard shouting “stab it”, referring to the cutting of the cake as a symbolic ‘killing’ of the virus. At least 10 people were present at the celebration.

The minister from Khammam had earlier sparked controversy by participating in the Ram Navami celebrations at Bhadrachalam temple on 2 April defying lockdown restrictions.

Telangana minister cuts ‘Corona cake' on his birthday amid lockdown
Meanwhile, in a similar incident on 18 April, V. Srinivas Goud, minister of prohibition & excise, sports & youth services, tourism & culture and archaeology in Telangana haslanded himself in a controversy by inaugurating a gym in Mahabubnagar, on Thursday.

The inauguration of the gym in Ravindra nagar of Mahabubnagar town, which is his own constituency, was a grand affair with several other public representatives and even government officials including police in full attendance. As the event was held in violation of the lockdown orders and the crowd gathered did not follow social distancing further violating the safety norms, the minister faced criticism on social media, after the pictures of the event went viral.

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One comment on "Telangana minister cuts ‘Corona cake’ on his birthday amid lockdown"

  • KCR must take severe action on such ministers. On one side KCR giving sermons but on the otherside his own ministerial collegues, officials, party leaders are violating in terms gathering without maintaining even the distance specified. Let KCR remove such ministers from the cabinet as it creates bad name. In fact if the same would have taken place in AP the opposition leaders like Chandrababu living in Hyderabad, Jana Sena Chief & BJP chief should asked action on Jagans .

    The other important issue is every now and then the fishermen going in to Gujarat coast and cry for help. Such people should be put behind bars. Who has given them permission to go in to sea for fishing. Now, this is a big political drama between ruling and opposition.

    Nobody cares for rules.

    Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

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