TDP blames Jagan rule for ‘barbaric attacks’ on Hinduism
Inefficient regime filing cases against Naidu, Atchanna, Kala
Being Christians, CM, HM and DGP should take more care
AMARAVATI: The TDP Politburo held here at the party central office on Monday expressed serious concern over the ‘unchecked and uncivilised’ attacks taking place on temples in Andhra Pradesh and appealed to the Central Government to intervene and restore the trust and confidence of the Hindus in the country’s secularism.
The Politburo meeting was attended by TDP National President and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, TDP AP President K. Atchannaidu, party Telangana President L. Ramana and others.c
The leaders discussed the deterioration of law and order, continuing attacks on Hinduism, physical violence on the Opposition leaders, rising corruption and so on.
The TDP politburo was of the view that the Jagan Reddy Government has been deliberately hurting the sentiments of hundreds of crores Hindus world over by showing apathy towards the ongoing attacks on temples and idols. The cutting off of the head of Shri Rama idol at Ramatheertham was condemned by one and all. Nobody was arrested even after 127 attacks took place on the temples in AP in the past 19 months. There should be a detailed CBI inquiry into all these incidents.
Briefing newsmen, former Minister Kalva Srinivasulu said that all these ‘barbaric attacks’ on Hindu dharma and culture were taking place right under the supervision of the Chief Minister. The so-called people’s rule of Jaganmohan Reddy was bent on hurting the sentiments of Hindus who constitute the majority population in the State. The attacks were an unpardonable crime that should be condemned with the contempt they deserved.
Mr. Srinivasulu said that YCP MP Vijay Sai Reddy had just tasted the wrath of the people who were totally upset over his unwarranted visit to Ramatheertham. The MP’s sole aim was to create hurdles to former CM Chandrababu Naidu’s visit there. It was at the orders of CM Jagan Reddy only that Vijay Sai created tensions in Naidu’s tour. Neither CM nor the Ministers responded till Chandrababu Naidu visited Ramatheertham. It was only because of the alarming situation created by the YCP in the State that large number of local people came there and pleaded with Mr. Naidu to save Hindu dharma from further rampage.
The TDP leader said that the religious background of the Chief Minister, Home and the DGP was also discussed at the Politburo. Since all three were Christians, there was even greater responsibility on them to protect the sentiments of devotees of other religions. Despite this, the YCP Ministers were making uncalled for remarks with respect to disappearance of 3 lions from Kanaka Durga temple chariot and desecration of Anjaneya statue. The ruling party was deliberately making a mockery of the Hindu dharma. The Chief Minister has not condemned the indecent remarks made by Ministers Vellampalli Srinivas and Kodali Nani.
Stating that Mr. Jagan Reddy was elected not to hurt people but treat all sections equal, Mr. Kalva Srinivasulu said that Indian democracy gave freedom to everybody to practice their religions just like how AP people respected the sentiment of the AP Chief Minister when he visited Jerusalem along with his family members as a thanksgiving for his victory. Mr. Chandrababu Naidu would go to Tirupati for similar worship. There was freedom of worship in this country. The cutting off of head of Rama idol badly hurt the sentiments of Hindus as it came at a time when they were celebrating the construction of Ayodhya Ram Temple after waiting hundreds of years.
The TDP politburo also blamed the YCP rule for the murders of Nandam Subbaiah in Proddatur and Unculu in Gurazala and termed it as part of a deep seated conspiracy to eliminate the Opposition.
The TDP described the Tadipatri incident as a mockery of democracy as the police arrested former MLA JC Prabhakar Reddy though he wanted to go in a peaceful protest to submit a memorandum to the Tahsildar. A curfew-like situation was created in the town by deploying hundreds of policemen there.