Talasani denies sulking over portfolio switch

Talasani denies sulking over portfolio switch
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Turning down the comments of Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy that he was demoted for harassing businessmen, traders and officials, Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Friday said he was not discontent over stripping of Commercial Taxes portfolio from him and shifting him to insignificant portfolio of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries.

Hyderabad: Turning down the comments of Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy that he was demoted for harassing businessmen, traders and officials, Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Friday said he was not discontent over stripping of Commercial Taxes portfolio from him and shifting him to insignificant portfolio of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries.

  • Terms Congress leader Marri Shashidhar’s comments as useless
  • Says his immediate task is to strengthen new departments

Speaking to the media after taking charge of the new portfolios followed by a review meeting with officials concerned at the Secretariat here, Srinivas Yadav tried to downplay Shashidhar Reddy’s jibe as useless comment. “Neither the new portfolio is a demotion nor I have any heart-burning on shifting me to other department,” he said adding that he would accept any portfolio or any duty offered by the Chief Minister.

Srinivas Yadav, who retains his Cinematography portfolio, stated that his immediate job was to focus on strengthening the new departments. “I will make field visits in the districts and ensure that these wings are developed to a greater extent,” he maintained.

“Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy development wings have scope for potential growth and I will make efforts in that direction.” The Minister hoped that Mission Kakatiya, the flagship programme of revival of lakes and water bodies, has potential to encourage fish cultivation in villages that will prove handy for rural folk.

Besides filling vacant posts in the Animal Husbandry department, Vijaya Dairy Parlours would be set up at all tourism spots and welfare measures would be taken for fishermen and shepherds across the State, he added.

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