BJP national president Amit Shah had visited Tirumala and offered prayers during the Karnataka elections. The entire media focused its attention on TDP cadre protesting against Amit Shah at Alipiri. Everybody ignored Amit Shah secretly visiting Shri Siddheshwar Tirth Ashram at Ramapuram near Tirupati. He had spent 40 minutes with Guruvananda Swami. Locals are not aware of Siddheshwar Tirth but north Indians frequently visit the Ashram that too during nights. The Ashram is spread over 18.5 acres and 90 per cent staff are from non-AP states.