Hyderabad: A likeness of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and the TRS’ symbol, the car, have been reportedly engraved on the walls and pillars of the Yadadri temple, sparking a controversy.
The temple’s renovation is a prestigious project for the Chief Minister. The TRS government had started the project with the objective of making the temple on a scale that would match the famous Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirumala.
BJP leaders took out a morcha criticising the Chief Minister for allegedly engraving his party symbol on the pillars and walls of the temple.
BJP general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao accused the Chief Minister of misusing his powers.
“Engravings of the CM KCR and his car on the walls and pillars of the Yadadri temple are a complete perversion and disrespect of the religious sentiments of the worshippers. KCR’s actions are a complete misuse of power,” Mr Muralidhar Rao said.
BJP Goshamahal MLA T. Raja Singh, said that “it is with public money that KCR is getting his pictures engraved on the Yadadri temple walls. If he had his wish, he would engrave his picture on the wall of the new secretariat which he is building. Remember that the temple is being developed with the money of the people and KCR is promoting himself.”
BJP leader Krishna Saagar Rao said, “Yadadri temple episode exposes KCR’s antics for political expediency. He has no respect for Hindu deities or for the Hindu religion. BJP demands the immediate removal of KCR’s and the car images engraved on the pillars of the Yadadri temple and action against those responsible for the incident.”
On Saturday the Vishwa Hindu Parishad will hold a protest and BJP leaders in large numbers will be visiting the Yadadri temple to see whether the engravings on the walls have been removed or not....