Hyderabad: Life is not a bed of roses and this is true for everyone, including Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao.
Many had presumed that it would be a cakewalk for him to become a minister but that’s not true. In 2007, he was made to wait for two days to get an appointment of TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao, recalled Karne Prabhakar, MLC.
“In fact, the TRS chief was not keen on KTR contesting the MLA elections and he was very hesitant while issuing the B form. KTR worked as a party activist and had to earn his place,” stated Prabhakar, while addressing a gathering at the launch of a coffee table book ‘Future Perfect – KTR’.
The book was penned by Dileep Konatham, Director, Electronics and Communication Wing of the State government, who has worked closely with KT Rama Rao during the agitation for the bifurcation of the State. Impressed and inspired by the minister’s dedication and work, he wrote the book on the minister’s life and chose to release it on the occasion of Rama Rao’s birthday.
Generally, most of the information does not feature in the mainstream media, as only developments are reported, but “my idea was to give access to public the long hours of preparations which culminate in the development. In essence, I wanted to chronicle the other side of the minister,” Dileep said during his introduction of the book.
The book also revolves around the initiatives launched by the minister in different fields and their impact, he said.
“During the Telangana movement, people used to question me as who would lead the State after bifurcation. The same people now wish, they could have a leader like KT Rama Rao,” he said.
After releasing the book, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan said the minister was making his own mark in present day politics. As a party activist, he participated in dharnas, rail rokos and was made to earn his place in the party. He earned the people’s love and is always available for them at a click of a button, said the Mayor.
Namasthe Telangana Editor Katta Shekar Reddy said the minister was showcasing Telangana’s development at different platforms perfectly. “During a meeting in the initial days of Separate Telangana Movement, I was impressed with his attitude and believed he could become a leader,” said Reddy.
The sale proceedings of the book would be handed over to a charitable trust.