Chittoor: The TDP’s unbriddled lust for power and domination has invaded even temples and religious rituals.
TDP goons tried to take over the traditional Gangamma Jatara in Nagari of Chittoor district. They forcibly snatched the harathi plate from the hands of YSRCP MLA Roja. In the melee, Roja suffered injuries on her wrist. The temple protocol demands that the sitting MLA perform the last harathi to the diety during the hugely-attended Jatara.
However, TDP leaders and chief priest Kumaresan Mudaliar stopped her and snatched away the harathi plate from her. She suffered deep cuts on her wrist in the melee.
Roja blamed former minister and TDP strongman Gali Muddu Krishnamanaidu for the attack and staged a dharna in front of the temple and later at the police station.
Meanwhile, YSRCP party workers across the state condemned the incident. “The TDP even failed to protect MLAs,” said Chandragiri MLA C.Bhaskar Reddy. He also alleged that TDP is strategically attacking YSRCP patymen across the state