Andhra Pradesh sources have stated that YSRCP Chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy's visit to Tirumala temple on Saturday morning raised several eyebrows for wrong reasons. During his visit, Jagan reportedly refused to sign the Declaration book when TTD officials requested him to do so.
Meanwhile it is a norm for any Non-Hindu visitor to sign declaration, and hence the TTD authorities asked Jagan to follow the protocol. The Opposition leader however refused to sign it, and left the place soon after his visit. As the low-level TTD authorities couldn't compel Jagan, they remained silent. It is heard that Jagan hadn't signed the declaration during his earlier visits too.
Earlier on Saturday morning, Jagan, along with a few party MPs and MLAs
and huge number of supporters, visited Tirumala temple. They were all provided
TTD announces No devotees be allowed inside Temple from August 9 to August 17 Accordingly the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) on Saturday said that it would restrict 'darshan' for devotees at the Lord Venkateswara temple atop Tirumala between August 9 and August 17. Recently a special meeting was convened on the matter, following which TTD Trust Chairman Putta Sudhakar informed that a grand cleansing ritual, titled 'Maha Samprokshana', which is performed once in 12 years, was going to take place.
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