RAJANNA-SIRCILLA: Bharatiya Janata Party Telangana unit president and Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar has alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has betrayed Lord Shiva promising Rs 100 crore per annum for the development of the ancient and historic Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy devasthanam in Vemulawada of Rajanna-Sircilla district.
The BJP state president visited the Vemulawada temple shrine and offered special prayers as part of Maha Shivarathri festival on Saturday (February 18, 2023). He also visited the medical camp set up by the BJP unit at the temple town for the benefit of the pilgrims.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sanjay Kumar launched a scathing attack against the BRS government for failing to provide basic amenities to the devotees at the Vemulawada temple shrine. “The devotees are struggling for drinking water and there are no facilities for the devotees Shiva deeksha mala”, he charged and flayed the government for diverting the funds donated by the devotees for the development of Vemulawada temple to other temples.
Alleging that the Chief Minister was purposefully neglecting the Vemulawada temple shrine, he flayed the government for neglect of poor man’s deity Vemulawada Rajanna. He said that Lord Shiva was observing the government and he would definitely teach a fitting lesson to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and his daughter Kavitha, who was involved in liquor scam.
I promised to get funds for the development of Vemulawada, Dharmapuri, Kondagattu and other shrines from the Union government under PRASAD scheme, but the state government is not submitting its proposals, he alleged.
Mr Sanjay also unveiled the statues of Chatrapati Sivaji at Gudem of Mustabad mandal and Venkatpur of Yellareddypet mandal of Siricilla assembly constituency. Calling upon the Hindu community installation of Sivaji statues in every village, Sanjay said the Maratha warrior had fought for the protection of Hindu dharma and unity of the Hindu society. “When Mughals urinated on the Shiv Linga on Sivarathri day, young Sivaji was agitated. When he grew up, he fought against the Mughals and drove them away,” he recalled.
If Mughals had insulted the Hindus those days, it was now the turn of communal parties like Majis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM). “It is now our responsibility to fight against these communal forces,” he said.
Sanjay said there might be different parties and flags, but only those who worked under saffron flag would be treated as real Hindus. “The Hindu society will not tolerate who enact dramas for the sake of votes.
Stating that he was committed to fight for the Hindu dharma, Sanjay called upon the people to follow the path shown by Sivaji in establishment of the dharma. “For me, following the Hindu dharma is the objective of doing politics,” he said.