TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday accused Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of being a “betrayer of Hindus” as his administration was not making any efforts to catch the culprits behind a number of assaults on temples and idols within the state.
Naidu visited Ramateertham temple in Visakhapatnam, the place a 400-year-old idol of Lord Rama was beheaded, and alleged that Reddy’s administration was intentionally going gradual in stopping the assaults on temples because the CM was a Christian. He stated not a single accused individual has been arrested thus far in over 127 assaults on temples, idols and monks previously 19 months.
“Jagan Reddy could also be a Christian. However considering that he can use this energy to converts Hindus is fallacious. If individuals in energy resort to spiritual conversions, it quantities to betrayal,” Naidu instructed a well-attended gathering after assembly native leaders and monks on the temple.
Naidu stated that he often sticks to secular statements, however couldn’t spare Reddy contemplating his utter disregard for the emotions of different religions and their traditions.
“One shouldn’t present such non secular intolerance. ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan resounds in Ayodhya’s Ram temple. Equally, Ramateertham Rama temple has at all times been held in excessive respect in North Andhra. In such a temple, miscreants beheaded Rama statue however the authorities was not taking any steps to catch the culprits,” he instructed the group.
Naidu demanded a proof from the CM on why he had not visited the temple to specific solidarity with the Hindu devotees whose sentiments have been badly damage.
Naidu additional remarked that Reddy had his personal private non secular sentiments. “He retains the Bible by his facet throughout his swearing-in. His palatial residence at Lotus Pond carries the picture of a Cross on it. But it surely seems the CM thinks Hindus don’t deserve related sentiments. He ought to realise that beheading of Rama statue was an incredible shame to the land,” he stated.
Earlier, Naidu held a spontaneous dharna and squatted on the highway in protest in opposition to the police for blocking the TDP leaders’ go to to the temple. He lashed out on the police for parking lorries in the course of the highway to forestall the go to. The TDP chief refused to cease the protest till the TDP leaders’ convoy was allowed to proceed.
Accompanied by senior social gathering leaders, Naidu went to the hilltop temple by taking the steps. The TDP has been protesting in opposition to the vandalism of the 400-year-old statue of Lord Rama. The incident has additionally been condemned by different political events.