Attaching relations is the easiest thing but maintaining those relations is the hardest thing. This is something the home minister Sabitha Indra Reddy must have learnt by now. She was fondly addressed as ‘Chellemma’ by the late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy. But currently she is going through a turmoil of her own.
The last few months has seen Sabitha and her son Karthik Reddy facing a range of charges involving corruption, illegal assets and what not. This has obviously impacted her stature as the home minister. It is heard that some of the senior IAS and IPS officials have begun disregarding Sabitha.
A senior IAS official said “As a politician holding a responsible portfolio like the home ministry Sabitha has resorted to so many illegal things then why should we respect her. It is better if she either steps down with grace or no senior officer or official will really feel like they are answerable to her.”