Hyderabad: Former Congress MP V. Hanumantha Rao on Saturday asked Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to organise pilgrimages for Hindus to Amarnath and Sikhs to the Golden Temple, with a subsidy like he promised Christians for a visit to Jerusalem.
Speaking to mediapersons here, Mr Hanumantha Rao said that hitherto the Chief Minister had only concentrated on holding meetings of various castes and announcing sops to trading-based communities.
On Friday, he held a dinner meeting for Christians ahead of Christmas where he promised them a Jerusalem yatra with subsidy from the government, Mr Hanumanha Rao said. He asked why the CM was discriminating between Christians and Hindus, and why the TRS government was not organising similar ‘subsidy yatras’ for Hindus who wish to visit Amarnath in Jammu Kashmir and Sikhs who want to visit Golden Temple in Punjab.
He asked the Chief Minister to acknowledge the lot of Munnuru Kapus, who constitute a majority among Backward Castes in the state, and provide a few acres to construct a Munnuru Kapu Bhavan for them.