Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao's Rs. 5-crore gift to gods from the public exchequer has now been questioned in courts. Mr Rao's gift to Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala - to fulfill a promise made before Telangana got statehood - was paid by the state government. But it angered activists, who have approached the court demanding the Chief Minister pay for such gifts out of his own pocket. Using public funds for such purposes, the activists said, was illegal.