In a recent development in Hyderabad’s Madhapur, the closure of the popular roadside eatery owned by social media sensation ‘Kumari Aunty’ has ignited a political row. The Raiduram traffic police took action to alleviate traffic congestion, ordering the closure of the food stall and asking her to relocate.
Kumari Aunty gained significant fame over the past two months, attracting large crowds with her diverse menu near the ITC Kohenur junction in Madhapur. The stall offered a variety of non-vegetarian dishes, contributing to the traffic congestion that led to police intervention.
Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy stepped in, directing the DGP and Urban Development Ministry to reverse the decision, highlighting the political dimension of the issue. The situation escalated further as the ruling YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh alleged the involvement of Opposition leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan in the food stall’s closure.
Kumari Aunty, reacting to the closure orders, revealed that she had been running the stall for over 13 years. She expressed disappointment, stating that her husband was upset due to the media popularity leading to the closure. The controversy deepened when YSRCP claimed the incident was connected to the government providing a house to Sai Kumari, the owner of ‘Kumari Aunty’ food stall.
As the political and social dimensions intertwine, the closure of ‘Kumari Aunty’s food stall becomes a focal point of public attention, raising questions about the intersection of social media influence, traffic management, and political maneuvering.