Y S Jagan ‘Anti-Hindu’, Didn’t Light up Lamp at U.S. Event: BJPTop Stories

August 22, 2019 14:46
Y S Jagan ‘Anti-Hindu’, Didn’t Light up Lamp at U.S. Event: BJP

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The Bharatiya Janata Party alleged that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy ‘insulted’ Hindus by ‘failing’ to light a lamp at an event in Dallas recently.

However, the YSR Congress Party rubbished the allegation and pointed out that it was an electric lamp, accusing the BJP of uncessesarily raking up non-issues.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders posted the video of the event alleging that he refused to light the lamp.

"He just fooled AP Hindus for votes, by visiting temples. He was a Hindu for votes, like RaGa," tweeted BJP's state unit in an obvious reference to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's temple visits.

BJP's national secretary and co-in charge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh, Sunil Deodhar too demanded an explanation from Jagan Reddy.

"Why did Jagan Mohan Reddy refuse to light a lamp before inauguration of a programme? He must answer," tweeted Sunil Deodhar.

Rajya Sabha member C M Ramesh, who recently joined BJP, too took to Twitter to comment that Jagan Reddy's action was definitely an insult to Hindus.

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"It becomes clear that on the eve of elections he ran around temples for the sake of votes," said Ramesh.

YSRCP spokesperson Ambati Rambabu said a needless controversy was created. "It is the basic norm in that country to use electronic lighting and the illumination is not done manually due to fire safety measures in place, more so in an auditorium," he said.

He alleged the issue was raked up and was blown out of proportion by Telugu Desam Party and BJP and others who crossed over from TDP to BJP.

"The same leaders who were silent when TDP government led by Chandrababu Naidu had demolished temples and places of worship in the name of capital formation are now trying to rake up unnecessary controversies," he said.

Jagan, though a Christian by religious belief, also visits Hindu places of worship and takes part in Hindu religious ceremonies.

After a landslide victory of his party in recent elections of his party, he paid a visit to Tirumala temple. He also took blessings of Swamy Swaroopanandendra Saraswathi of Visakha Sri Sarada Peetham, said to be his 'guru' and another seer, Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar.

By Sowmya Sangam

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