Recently, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary I Y R Krishna Rao was sacked from his position of Chairman of the Brahmin Welfare Corporation for his Facebook post which recently went viral on social media.
In the last week of April, Rao shared some critical posts underscoring ruling TDP government Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu and even former CM and TDP founder, N T Rama Rao. The posts which were shared in April, however, went viral on social media recently.
In one post, an old cartoon against NTR was seen. It was related to the NTR’s promise to implement prohibition in the state. In another one, the post took a dig at the TDP for creating a ruckus after YSRCP Chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The post compared the TDP’s present reaction with that of when actor-politician Pawan Kalyan had met Modi, and the ruling party had defended Kalyan’s politics.
Rao had also shared a cartoon with Inturi Ravikiran showing him threatening Andhra IT Minister Nara Lokesh that he could arrest one dissenter, but much more would arise. Ravikiran was previously arrested in May by the Andhra police for ‘offensive’ posts against the TDP government.
Following the post by Rao, many supporters of the TDP took to Rao’s Facebook profile and spammed him.
Rao had been receiving calls from people around the world demanding his resignation.
However, on Tuesday afternoon, Rao addressed the media and thank Naidu for giving him a full tenure as Chief Secretary of bifurcated Andhra Pradesh from 2014 to 2016.
“He was very generous to me and even offered me the post of Chief Information Commission. However, I refused and asked for the Brahmin Corp, as I wanted to serve here,” he said.
He added, “I saw that they (state government) removed me on TV. I also got the news in this manner. There was no need to do all this. I would have resigned if they called me. I have not committed a criminal act. My ego is hurt but I’m taking it in my stride. I’m trying to do good for the Brahmins. I’m only leaving because they fired me.”