Chandrababu Naidu condemns series of attacks’ on temples in AP

AMARAVATI,Sep29:: TDP National President and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday accused the YSRCP government led by Chief Minister YS Jagnmohan Reddy of taking a lenient view of the ongoing attacks on the temples and Dalits in Andhra Pradesh.

Naidu slammed the AP Government for ‘not taking’ nescessary steps to prevent the attacks on temples .

As a result, demolition of idols of the Hindu gods was continuing unabated even as the culprits in the burning of sacred chariots were yet to be caught.

Addressing a meeting with the party senior leaders and incharges of all 175 assembly segments in the State, the TDP chief expressed concern that the ruling YCP leadership was not waking up from its slumber even though the temple incidents and atrocities on Dalits were being condemned in the national media. In latest incidents, idols were vandalised at Angara Mangalam village in Gangadhara Nellore mandal in Kurnool district also at Mandapeta in East Godavari district.

Mr. Naidu said that there was raising resentment and discontent among all sections of the people but still the YCP MLAs, Ministers and leaders were not changing their criminal attitude. It may be recalled that three silver lions were missing from the Kanaka Durga temple in Vijayawada but there was no progress in investigation till today. Because of the Government’s negligence, the miscreants were going ahead with their anti-social activities.

Stating that the Dalits became a prime target under Jagan Reddy regime, Mr. Naidu condemned the destruction of the burial ground of weaker sections of people in Chilakaluripeta. In the name of modernisation, over 171 tombs were removed forcibly. It was condemnable that Dalit judge S Ramakrishna’s brother Ramachandra was attacked just a day after a Dalit round table conference was held in Vijayawada.

Mr. Naidu accused the YCP of trying to implicate and pass the blame on the TDP for all the illegal activities and excesses of the ruling party leaders everywhere. Immediately after the attack, the local DSP hinted at filing a case against one Kumar Reddy and three others. A day later, the SP said there was no political involvement and Kumar Reddy’s name was removed and replaced by one Pratap Reddy’s name. By doing so, allegations were not being made against TDP involvement.

Naidu said that the police were withdrawing cases filed against the CM’s relatives and YCP leaders. A clear example was the lifting of ACB case against Christopher. Also, cases were withdrawn against Gandikota Srikanth Reddy and others.

Mr. Naidu termed it as laughable that the DGP wrote a letter asking for providing evidence in a sealed cover on the attack on Dalit judge’s brother Ramachandra. The DGP should explain

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