Telangana CM should not misuse official machinery for yagam: BJP

Vastavam web: Flaying Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his plans to conduct his yagam “with public money and use it as a weapon for elections,” state BJP Friday demanded that he not misuse the official machinery. BJP was not against such religious practices, but the chief minister should hold it with his own funds, state BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said in a statement.

He alleged that the yagam was proposed to be held even as Rao’s party TRS ally was AIMIM, which “abuses Hindus.” The BJP spokesperson alleged that Rao planned to perform the yagam with an eye on the coming Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.

Religious traditions and practices, which are personal, were beingsought to be used as a weapon for elections, the BJP leader alleged. the Chief Minister had decided on July 30 to perform ‘Maha Sudarshana Yagam’ at the temple town of Yadadri. Leaders from the Centre, Chief Ministers of all states, besides religious heads from Badrinath, Tirupati and Srirangam would be invited for the event, an official release had said.