TIRUPATI: Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has written a letter to chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy demanding the latter to terminate the jumbo sized Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Trust board to safeguard the sanctity of the biggest Hindu temples conglomerate in the world. In the letter, the former Chief Minister advised Jagan not to misuse the TTD for a political and personal advantage. Appointing corruption-tainted persons on the governing body was condemnable. Conversion of the pious Seven Hills into a hub of commercial interests was regrettable. The Board was turned into a rehabilitation centre for the politically unemployed persons, he alleged.
The government constituted the Board with 81 members in total ‘disregard’ for the sentiments of the devotees and pilgrims, he said.
Mr. Naidu said that appointment of persons accused in CBI cases as members of the TTD Board was highly objectionable. Importance should be given to those known for their devotional fervour and a spirit of ‘Swamivari Seva’. The TDP would strongly condemn the filling of the TTD Board with businessmen with questionable credentials, corrupt persons, criminals and tainted individuals.
Pointing out to the chief minister that only selfless persons with a desire to serve the almighty should be nominated to the TTD trust board, Naidu demanded the state government to terminate the jumbo sized TTD Trust board constituted by it with immediate effect.