Vizianagaram: Former union minister and scion of Vizianagaram P Ashok Gajapathi Raju stoked a major row after he resorted to personal attacks against chairperson of MANSAS Trust Sanchaita Gajapathi Raju.
``What can I say about a person who has the habit of changing fathers? She only revealed in her social media posts who her father was. The posts clearly reflect her personality. I don't even want to make comments on her Twitter posts which are downright cheap" Ashok Gajapathi Raju told media persons here.
He pointed out that Sanchaita Gajapathi Raju never participated in the festivities organized in 105 temples maintained by the MANSAS Trust.
The senior TDP leader also alleged that he was removed from the chairman of MANSAS Trust under a conspiracy to defame Pusapati family legacy and usurp properties.
Alleging that Sanchaita's appointment was "political vendetta by Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, he said chairman post was not created by the government.
"The government did not follow due diligence and has ignored history. No notice was served before removing me as the chairman of MANSAS Trust," he said.
Reacting to Jagan's latest move to remove him as the chairman of the East Godavari group of temples, he said it was done in the most unconstitutional manner.
"There were no rituals and pujas in 37 out of the 105 temples in East Godavari. It was at his instance that pujas were started in 35 temples. Jagan had spent 16 months in jail. Thieves are ruling the state. Today, devils are quoting scriptures. I am deeply saddened at the state of affairs in Andhra Pradesh," he said.
The MANSAS trust holds more than 14,800 acres of prime land in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts worth more than Rs 50,000 crore. The trust also controls prime land of 108 temples including the Simhachalam Devasthanam.