Tirupati: Strongly condemning reports published by a vernacular newspaper about “Yesaiah” word in their calendar, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Chairman Mr Y.V. Subba Reddy termed it as a ‘conspired article to serve vested interests and completely baseless.’
“To counter such baseless reports in the future, we have decided to set up a Cyber Crime Wing soon,” the chairman maintained.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, along with TTD top brass, he brushed aside reports terming them as “intentionally done by elements hired by Telugu Desam to tarnish the image of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.”
“Since they have no issues against the state government, the TD has taken up the baseless evangelism issue. I urge the media not to hurt the sentiments of crores of Hindus across the globe by reporting such blabbers. We will initiate legal action against all those making baseless allegations against TTD,” he asserted.
Lambasting the Telugu daily, Mr Subba Reddy said “The pagan propaganda on bus tickets and a symbol of Jesus on a pole at Tirupati was promoted in social media by people hired by TDP. The said ticket was printed during their regime; April 6 or 7, 2019 to be more precise.”
Meanwhile, explaining the Google Interpreter error, TTD EO, Mr Anil Kumar Singhal said “There is no word “Yesaiah” in TTD website. In the Google Search yesterday, the TTD Vikarinama Samvatsara Panchangam 2019-20 displayed a word Sriye as Sri Yesaiah. The transliteration depends on pdf image, font size, font type and space between the letters. It is an issue in Google.”
He further said the TTD has already sought a clarification from Google and it took 12 hours to update on Google cache. The word is no more appearing on the Google page.
“Our IT and vigilance teams enquired into the whole episode. The TTD website is not hacked from outside nor has there been any inside job. It has been identified only as a Google Interpreter issue,” he explained.
JEO P. Basanth Kumar, CVSO Gopinath Jatti, Additional CVSO Sivakumar Reddy and IT Chief Sesha Reddy were also present....