Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday inspected the progress of developmental works at Yadadri temple.
After this visit, a picture is being circulated on WhatsApp showing him wearing sandals. Users claim that Chief Minister was wearing sandals Yadadri inside the temple, implying that he has insulted Hindu traditions.
The claim is FALSE.
When searched with keywords 'KCR in Yadadri', we found several media reports and also YouTube videos that covered the live event.
According to Telangana Today report, The Chief Minister reached Yadadri at 12.30 pm and was welcomed by the temple priests with purnakumbham amid chants of Vedic mantras. The Chief Minister also participated in special poojas at Balalayam.
Later, the Chief Minister also inspected the Anjaneya Swamy temple, Alwar, and Andal temples and Dwajasthaman located inside the prakarams of the temple. He also inspected the works at queue lines, kalyana mandapam, inner prakaram, and flooring in the main temple. He also inquired with the officials about the lighting system at the temple.
Reports stated that, CM spent almost 6 hours in the Yadadri Temple inspecting the construction works.
Times now news reported that, The CM also gave some inputs about renovation works including infrastructure facilities at the complex, promotion of greenery, beautification and transportation.
Several Telugu media channels have telecast this event Live from Yadadri temple.
After inspecting these live videos, it can be clearly seen that he is not wearing sandals inside the temple. In some places, where construction work is still going on, he can be seen wearing sandals.
The viral image has been taken from the picture report published by Sakshi news, about his visit to Yadadri temple. In this picture gallery, we also found a similar image, where along with the CM, other officials are also seen wearing shoes.
Hence, the claim that Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandra Sekhar Rao wore sandals inside the temple is FALSE.