- Jagan to perform bhumipooja for temples demolished during TDP’s rule
- 9 Temples to be reconstructed to start with
- Nearly 800 temples demolished from 2015-19, National media
Amravati: AP Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy will reconstruct temples which were demolished during TDP’s rule from 2015 to 19. The figure is more than 800, but Jagan will perform bhumu Pooja for nine temples on Friday. They include Rahu-Kethu temple, Anjaneyaswamy temple, Sri Seethamma Vari Paadaalu, Dakshinamukha Anjaneyaswamy temple, Saneeswara swamy temple, Sri Saasanjaneya Swamy vaari temple, Boddu Bomma, Sri Veera Babu Swamy temple and Gosala Krishna temple.
The chief minister will also lay foundation stone for developments works near Durga temple worth Rs. 77 crore and will visit Durga Temple.
Naidu cries foul
TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu, who is busy criticising AP Chief Minister and his government for the unfortunate incidents of vandalisation of Rama idol at Ramatheertham continued to make allegations. He made serious allegations against the chief minister and cried foul by alleging that AP CM is Christian person and tried to divide the society religiously. But he mainly forgot how temples were demolished during his period from 2015 to 19. As per national media, TIMES NOW, which released data with numbers revealed by DGP Gautam Sawang made it clear that more than 800 temples were demolished during Naidu’s rule.
Naidu visiting Ramatheertham criticised
In 2015,290 temples, in 2016, 332 temples, in 2017, 318 temples and in 2018,267 temples were demolished for various projects like road widening or construction of commercial complexes. Naidu, who never utters a word about these, came into action, when incidents took place at Ramatheertham or in Tirupathi. Preliminary enquiry by the CID found that the desecration was done to defame AP government and divert people’s attention from welfare schemes being implemented by the government.
Jagan Mohan Reddy is coming up with a new formula to prove himself by reconstructing temples which were demolished during the TDP’s rule. AP government also gave land for the holy places which were damaged to reconstruct them. It was appreciated by religious heads of particular communities.
BJP Trying to gain vote bank
BJP which has nothing much to do in AP is trying to gain sympathy of Hindus to improve their vote bank. It is competing with TDP for main opposition role and to increase vote bank in upcoming Tirupati by poll. It is better for these parties to focus on development issues which will be good for people.