Vastavam web: AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy left for Israel on Thursday night, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has criticised him for using public money for a private visit. Lanka Dinakar flayed the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government for releasing Rs 22.52 lakh for the chief minister’s security during the four-day visit. “Why the public money is being used for a private visit by the chief minister and his family,” Dinakar said.
A. Joshi, Chief Security Officer to the Chief Minister, was also permitted to visit Israel along with Jagan Reddy to oversee the security arrangements and provide round the clock security. This is Jagan Reddy’s first foreign visit after becoming the Chief Minister in May. Jagan Reddy, a Protestant, and his family would visit the holy sites associated with Christianity in Jerusalem. It is seen as a thanksgiving visit for the YSRCP’s massive victory in the elections.