Manthani MLA controversial comments on brahmins
A huge controversy broke out over a Siva shrine at Manthani in Karimnagar district, when local legislator, Putta Madhu was confronted by people. Contractors allegedly poured sand over the Siva Linga and Nandi to bury them. This angered the public, who blamed MLA Putta Madhu for this. Another Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader, Sunil Reddy however got the mud and sand removed and washed the lingam with milk. People, especially Brahmins supported him. This was opposed by Putta who made controversial comments against brahmins.