Tuesday, February 27, 2024

How Chandrababu Naidu diverted temple funds?

  • Grant to private hospital
  • 34 crore of funds were allegedly diverted
  • 12.4 crore was reportedly diverted from Common Good fund(CGF)

Amaravati: When TDP leaders are getting ready for Dharma Parirakshana Yatra, CAG report shocked everyone. As per the CAG report, the then TDP Govt diverted Temple funds as grant to private hospital and educational institutions. It also found that 12.41 crore was diverted from Common Good Fund(CGF) which is shown as intended for constructing an office building for endowments commissioner, which is a clear violation as per provisions of the Act.

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Details outlined in CAG’s audit on “functioning of Endowments Department in Management of Temple lands” showed that Naidu clearly diverted temple funds amounting 34 crore. This is violation of the provision of AP Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowments Act 1987(APCHRIE Act). It is clearly mentioned in Section 72 of APCHRIE Act that any surplus temple funds can be used only for setting up of institutions of learning Hindu Vedas or Sanskrit or for promotion of Sanatana Dharma or grants to temples in need.

CAG Report pointed at an important note in the audit that TDP President and then Chief Minister Chandrababu diverted ‘Funds’ which is meant to be used for ’dharmic’ purpose to other activities. Shocking revelation by CAG is that the temple funds were given as grant for a Private Hospital. According to the clauses mentioned in the act, it is a clear violation by Chandrababu Naidu in diverting temple funds for various purposes.

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This report is a slap for TDP which is behaving as a true saviour of Hindu dharma in the State.


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