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Telangana Minister opens fire from police gun at a public rally (Photo/Twiiter id of Srinivas Goud)
Telangana Minister opens fire from police gun at a public rally (Photo/Twiiter id of Srinivas Goud)

Telangana Minister opens fire from police gun at a public rally; rubbishes allegations later

ANI | Updated: Aug 13, 2022 21:58 IST

Mahbubnagar (Telangana) [India], August 13 (ANI): Telangana Minister of Prohibition and Excise, Srinivas Goud, landed into a controversy after he allegedly opened fire from a loaded police gun at a public rally on Saturday.
The video of the incident is shared across social media and it is going viral. Srinivas Goud participated in the Swatantra Bharat Vajrotsavam celebrations and the rally started from Zilla Parishad to Tank Bund.
The viral video shows that there was a panic situation as Srinivas Goud allegedly opened fire from a self-loaded rifle of a cop. He fired a bullet into the air. Netizens and the common people questioned him about how the Minister can open fire by taking the law and order under his control.
In view of these developments, Goud broke his silence on the controversy, He said that he fired a "rubber bullet" and all the speculations about him firing a real bullet is fake.
Goud further said to the reporters that he is a Sports Minister and a member of the All India Rifle Association which makes him eligible to use the weapon. The Minister further said that he is ready to submit his resignation if allegations against him are proved to be true.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the people of India to hoist the tricolour at their homes between August 13th and 15th to celebrate the 75th Independence Day.
In a tweet on July 22, PM Modi had said, "This year, when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, let us strengthen the Har Ghar Tiranga Movement. Hoist the Tricolour or display it in your homes between 13th and 15th August. This movement will deepen our connection with the national flag."

Last month, Prime Minister Modi launched the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and hoist it to mark the 75th year of India's independence. The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Culture said.
PM Modi on Friday shared pictures of people taking Tiranga rallies from all over India. Sharing a photo in which hundreds of people took out a Tiranga march, PM Modi said: "This is a great collective effort by the people of Visakhapatnam. I admire the enthusiasm towards #HarGharTiranga." (ANI)