Andhra temples attack row: Jagan’s party benefitting from attacks on Hindu temples, says TDP leader Jayadev Galla
--- Consider reading the article Andhra temples attack row: Jagan’s party benefitting from attacks on Hindu temples, says TDP leader Jayadev Galla on OpIndia website --- Earlier this month, a 62-years old temple chariot located inside the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha temple in East Godavari district's Antarvedi was gutted in fire.
--- Consider reading the article Andhra temples attack row: Jagan’s party benefitting from attacks on Hindu temples, says TDP leader Jayadev Galla on OpIndia website ---
Telugu Desam Party leader Jayadev Galla has blamed the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu (YSR) Congress party in Andhra Pradesh for the recent attacks on Hindu temples in the state. Questioning the state government for not taking action against the culprits, Galla said that the YSR party was benefitting from such attacks.
There have been 6 attacks on Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh since Feb this yr. Nobody arrested till now. Culprits are no longer afraid. Is state govt allowing it to happen? Is YSR party benefitting from this type of violence? Yes, they’re benefitting: TDP leader Jayadev Galla pic.twitter.com/gsDtkz5j9J— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2020
Galla stated that at least 6 Hindu temples have been attacked in recent days and no one has been arrested yet. He added that the criminals are emboldened because there has been no action from the state government against them.
ttacks on Hindu temples have been on a rise in the state lately. Just days ago, a Nandi idol inside the historic Kasi Visweswara Swamy temple at Makkapeta village in Vatsavai Mandal in Krishna District was desecrated by some miscreants. The opposition had attacked the YSR government for failing to prevent these attacks. Former CM Chandrababu Naidu had criticised CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for not condemning the attacks on the temples. Amidst the allegations of allowing the attacks on the temples by the opposition leaders, CM Reddy today paid a visit to the Balaji Temple at Tirumala, Chittoor.
Andhra Pradesh: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa offered prayers at Lord Balaji in Tirumala, Chittoor. pic.twitter.com/kVObyVq6qK— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2020
Hunger Strike by Pawan Kalyan and BJP activists
Earlier this month, Tollywood actor and Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan had sat on hunger strike along with several BJP leaders and activists to protest after a 62-years old temple chariot located inside the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha temple at Antarvedi in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh was destroyed in a fire, allegedly an act of arson. Kalyan had alleged that the attacks on Hindu temples had increased under the Reddy regime in the State. He said that had the government taken a timely action such attacks could be avoided.
The state government had later ordered a CBI probe into the issue.