Somu Veerraju playing politics over Tirumala declaration: OV Ramana
Former TTD Trust Board member OV Ramana came down heavily on AP BJP chief Somu Veerraju for playing politics over Tirumala declaration. Speaking to the media in Tirupati on Tuesday, Ramana asked the AP BJP leaders as to why they did not oppose when Kanchi seer took 100 Dalits converted to Christianity for Lord Venkateswara darshan in Tirumala. He slammed the BJP leaders for politicising issues to gain mileage rather than protecting the lands and traditions of the Hindu temples. To a question, Ramana stated that he would not defend the comments made by Civil Supplies Minister Kodali Nani on temples.