IT and municipal administration minister K T Rama Rao managed to earn Rs 7 lakh for the TRS by selling ice cream and juice. In order to raise funds for the party plenary, he turned into 'Gulabi coolie' at an ice cream parlour called Las Vegas at Suchitra Circle, Qutballapur on the Hyderabad-Nagpur National Highway. Quthballapur TRS MLA Vivekanand organised the event.
The minister spent nearly 45 minutes at the ice cream parlour and served five ice creams and juice at 'T Planet' in the same premises. He sold ice creams to MPs Ch. Malla Reddy and Balka Suman, mayor Ramamohan, MLA Vivekanand Goud, MLC Shambipur Raju, K. Srinivas Reddy and others.
Mr Mallareddy gave a cheque of Rs 5 lakh, ice cream parlour’s owner Sudhir Reddy gave Rs 1 lakh and TRS leader K. Srinivas Reddy donated Rs 1 lakh.