Bellampally Town Commissioner G Gangadhar recently issued a show cause notice to some of his employees for not attending Rao’s birthday celebrations in Bellampally town on July 24.
The head of the civic body, in the notice, asked staff members why action should not be taken against them for not attending the event. “You may respond to this memo within 24 hours of receiving it, otherwise disciplinary action will be taken against you,” the memo reads.
Following a huge backlash over the notice, the TRS government suspended the City Commissioner for issuing notices to employees.
Rao, also known as KTR, said in a tweet on Friday that he would not encourage such practices and called on senior officials to suspend the civic body chief.
“I am the last person to encourage sycophancy in politics or administration. Read the story of an overenthusiastic town commissioner who sent a note to his subordinates for not attending my birthday celebrations! I asked @cdmatelangana to suspend the MC for his absurd behavior,” KTR tweeted.