Telangana CM KCR gifts Rs 5-cr jewellery to Tirumala gods from state coffers

In April last year, the chief minister offered gold ornaments worth Rs 5 crore, also from the state exchequer to Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala.

Telangana CM KCR gifts Rs 5-cr jewellery to Tirumala gods from state coffers

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on Wednesday made donation of over Rs 5-crore worth jewellery from the state’s coffers to Tirumala temple.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader offered gold ornaments worth Rs 5 crore to Lord Balaji and a nose-stud worth Rs 45,000 to Goddess Padmavati, both revered deities at Tirupati, drawing the money from the Endowments Department, The News Minute

reported.

This offering was just another part of KCR's promise during the Telangana agitation, to make offerings to the Gods if statehood was granted.

The Chief Minister, along with his family members, ministers and top officials arrived via two special aircrafts for the 'thanksgiving' trip to the Tirumala temple.

This was KCR's first visit to the famous Tirumala temple after he became the first Chief Minister of Telangana state in 2014.

It is interesting to note that the Telangana unit of the TDP stayed relatively quiet, as Andhra ministers and senior TDP leaders approved of KCR's move.

In April last year, the chief minister offered gold ornaments worth Rs 5 crore, also from the state exchequer to Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala.

In October last year, he presented a 11.7 kg gold crown that was worth over Rs 3 crore, to Goddess Bhadrakali at Warangal, on the occasion of Durga Navratri.

In December 2015, the chief minister drew flak from all quarters, after he conducted a 'Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam,' to please the gods, even as the state was reeling through a severe agrarian crisis.