Thu, Nov 05, 2015, 06:40 AM
There are allegations that TRS Nizamabad MP and Telangana Jagruti Samiti founder K Kavitha has been using Bathukamma celebrations for her own popularity. Kavitha popularised Bathukamma festival during Telangana agitation for separate state. After TRS came to power, the Telangana government sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the week-long celebrations but there are no official records to show the expenditure. Local politicians, businessmen, realtors and owners of college managements are donating funds for Bathukamma celebrations. Recently, Rs 20 lakh has been collected for Bathukamma celebrations in Kamareddy town in Nizamabad district.