Amaravati: Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy, the advisor (public affairs) to the Andhra Pradesh government, lashed out at the Opposition for politicising Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s visit to Tirumala and for playing the religious card for selfish goals.

Addressing a press conference here on 24 September, he said the Opposition parties are trying to defame the YSRCP government by creating unnecessary disputes involving the Chief Minister. Jagan went to Tirumala and took part in all the rituals, duly following the traditions, he added.

Mr. Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy said that Jagan had presented the silk garments with the utmost devotion and added that the TDP leaders, with the support of their favored media, were creating a ruckus and misleading the public by creating controversies. He said that an administrator will not be confined to a particular caste or religion and Jagan is a people’s leader following in the footsteps of Dr. Y.S Rajashekar Reddy.

He said that the recent attacks on temples were conspiratorial and alleged that the Opposition TDP leaders are suspected to be behind the series of incidents. The TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has been trying to politicise the issue by creating communal clashes and religious conflicts to divert the public’s attention from the Amaravati land scam issue, the YSRCP leader said.

He also added that the TDP leaders were creating controversies over the recent attacks on Hindu temples not because of their faith in Hinduism but because of their grievance that they were no longer in power. He asserted that Mr. Naidu always strives to gain public attention and politicises minor issues to get political mileage

The Chief Minister is implementing welfare schemes to benefit the downtrodden and weaker sections of the society by fulfilling all the promises he made to the public, Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy said, adding that the state government didn’t renege on the welfare initiatives during the pandemic and instead provided assistance much earlier than the actual deadline.

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