Hyderabad: Former Infosys chief financial officer and Padma Shri awardee T. V. Mohandas Pai has drawn flak for his controversial comments on alleged encroachment of temples in Andhra Pradesh under Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s rule.
Apart from several netizens top bureaucrats and ex-bureaucrats called out on his irresponsible comments. Mr Pai is a social media influencer and has 48.6 lakh followers.
Mr Pai quoting a story from ‘PGurus’ news feed tweeted, “Another temple land grab in the making? Temple lands in Andhra being attacked by Y.S. Jagan under the influence of evangelists. Will the Government of India please take steps to protect devotees lands? (sic),”
Mr Pai tagged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leader and Union home minister Amit Shah and the Prime Minister’s Office.
Special Chief Secretary to Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Dr P.V. Ramesh from his personal account issued a strong rejoinder to Mr Pai’s tweet “For God’s sake, please stop propagating false information without any basis whatsoever. There is a limit even to toxic imagination. You owe an apology to the Andhrapradesh CM and people of AP. (sic)”
Retired IAS officer and former Union secretary of health of Government of India, K. Sujatha Rao tweeted, “Shocking that someone so well known and respected like Mohandas should spread false rumours…What are we coming to? Shameful (sic).”
YSRC supporters also posted old videos of Mr Mohandas Pai strongly supporting TD chief N. Chandrababu Naidu where he can be heard saying Naidu could change the state.