Vastavam Web: Actor-turned-politician, Janasena Chief Pawan Kalyan who condemned the Antarvedi Temple chariot fire attack, observed Dharma Parirakshana Diksha at his residence.
Pawan expressed his shock over the Ancient temple chariot catching fire in a doubtful manner and the incidents where temple idols were vandalized and demanded a judicial inquiry in this regard. Pawan and some leaders of the Andhra Pradesh wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party sat for the Deeksha after no response from the state government to Pawan’s demand to probe an
Starting 10 am, the power star took up a 11-hour “Dharma Parirakshana Deeksha” (fast to protect Dharma) at his residence in Hyderabad in protest against the alleged attacks on Hindu religious places and destruction of their properties. Along with Pawan Kalyan, other Jana Sena leaders and cadre took up the deeksha.
The call for the deeksha was given by Jana Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party protesting the burning of a chariot on the premises of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple at Antarvedi in East Godavari district on Sunday. Before taking up the deeksha, Pawan held a lengthy discussion with party senior leaders across the state.
BJP state president Somu Veerraju and former president Kanna Lakshminarayana also took up the deeksha at their respective residences. Interestingly, rebel YSR Congress party MP from Narasapuram parliamentary constituency K Raghurama Krishnam Raju also announced that he would take up eight-hour long deeksha at his residence in New Delhi on Friday.
He said he would sit on a dharna at his residence from 9 am to 5 pm by following all precautions for Covid-19. He condemned the series of attacks on the Hindu temples in the recent past.
Leaders of the Andhra Pradesh BJP breathed fire on the state governments over these sad incidents and MLC PVN Madhav alleged that the government is hurting the sentiments of Hindus. The news of the Antarvedi temple chariot catching fire created a sensation that irked many Hindus and Hindu organizations.