State govt mishandling TTD revenue: Swamy

  • | Tuesday | 12th March, 2019

The high court has adjourned the matter for April 6 to begin initial arguments on the issue.“My suggestion is that TTD should not be under the government. Vijayawada: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said the state government was misappropriating Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) revenue.Swamy said the AP high court had accepted his writ petition seeking formulation of a court-monitored audit committee to look after TTD’s functioning. We (the BJP government) had informed that the SCS could not be given to the state and he (Naidu) too stuck with NDA when we offered financial assistance to the residuary state. After four years, he jumped to the side of Congress,” Swamy added. The reins of the temple should be given to priests for better development,” Swamy said.Swamy had challenged provisions of a state law--Andhra Pradesh Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowments Act, 1987--by which the administration and control of Hindu religious institutions are taken over by the state government, as ultra vires under the Constitution.Swamy said the government under the guise of sanction provided in the law to administer the religious institutions, it has usurped the fundamental religious, administrative and cultural rights of Hindu citizens.“Naidu has been jumping around like a monkey in a circus ring.

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