Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of nine temples that were dismantled or demolished by the previous TDP regime to widen roads or construct flyovers in Vijayawada.
The move comes at a time the YSRCP government has been under fire from the TDP over the attacks on temples in the state, while BJP leaders have tried to link Jagan’s Christian faith to the incidents of vandalism.
Jagan also laid the foundation stone for other eight development projects worth Rs 77 crore at the Kanakadurga temple atop the Indrakeeladri hill. He followed Hindu rituals for the foundation stone ceremony.
Andhra Brahmin Corporation chairman and YSRCP leader Malladi Vishnu, who attended the foundation stone ceremony, said the previous TDP government had demolished over 40 temples in Vijayawada.
The temples to be reconstructed are the Rahu-Kethu temple, Sri Anjaneyaswamy temple, Sri Seethamma Vari Paadaalu, Dakshinamukha Anjaneyaswamy temple, Saneeswara Swamy temple, Sri Dasanjaneya Swamy Vaari temple, Boddu Bomma, Sri Veera Babu Swamy temple, and Gosala Krishna temple.
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