K M Dayashankar
RAJANNA-SIRCILLA: Former Vemulawada devasthanam chairman and senior Congress leader Adi Srinivas has ridiculed the state government for claiming that they had taken up the development of Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy devasthanam in Vemulawada of Rajanna-Sircilla district.
Mr Adi Srinivas along with his supporters had staged a dharna in front of the Vemulawada devasthanam on Friday flaying the state government for conducting a review meeting by Ministers K Taraka Rama Rao and Indrakaran Reddy on the development of the Vemulawada devasthanam in Pragathi bhavan in Hyderabad on Thursday without doing any developmental programmes as promised.
Talking to newsmen, Mr Adi Srinivas said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had made a maiden visit to the temple shrine after following all the rituals as per the directions of some priests in the year 2015. During the period, the Chief Minister had announced to development of the Vemulawada temple shrine by allocating Rs 100 crore every year. Similarly, he had also announced the constitution of the Vemulawada temple development Authority (VTDA) for the development of the temple town, he stated.
Ironically, the VDTA office was located in Hyderabad city and the government had failed to release any single paise all these six years, he stated. Surprisingly after over six years, now Minister for IT K Taraka Rama Rao and Minister for Endowment Indrakaran Reddy conduct a review meeting in Hyderabad and made tall claims about the development of the historic temple shrine, he added.
Mr Adi Srinivas flayed the state government for instructing the authorities to speed up the works when it had failed to take up any developmental works of the temple shrine and the town. He said that not a single developmental work was taken up by the TRS government all these years and now claiming that it had taken up works.
Stating that the Congress party had staged several protests and dharnas demanding the government to fulfil its promises for the development of the temple shrine, he warned of intensifying the agitations for the cause of the pilgrims visiting the shrine. Congress leaders S Venkatswamy, Ch Ramesh, Ch Srinivas Goud, K Devaiah, P Satya Laxmi and others were also present.