YSRCP to restore the glory of temples

Hyderabad, March 29,
2014: YSR Congress Party on Saturday agreed to incorporate in its election
manifesto an assurance that it would implement the changes made to the AP
Endowments Act, 1987 after coming to power.

The assurance was given
by party senior leader Dr. M.V.Mysura Reddy to a delegation of the Archakas led
by the AP Archaka Samakhya president and chief priest of Chilukuru Balaji
temple Dr Soundar Rajan.

Mysura Reddy told
reporters that the party has agreed to incorporate the implementation of the
changes made to the AP Endowments Act during the YSR regime. “We will make the
assurance part of our manifesto and the party will also take necessary steps to
implement the changes that would restore the glory of all temples in the state
and better the lives of temple priests,” Mysura said.

The issue will be taken
up with our party president Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and necessary action
will be taken up in this regard, Mysura added.

Rajan: YSR amended the Act

Dr. Soundar Ragan, who
led the delegation to the YSRCP election manifesto committee, told reporters
that they had requested the YSRCP leaders to assure in the manifesto that the
party would implement the changes made to the 1987 Act by YSR to better the
lives of Archakas and restore the glory of all 34,000 temples.

“On our repeated
appeals, YSR conducted an all-party meeting on the temples’ issue and amended
the AP Endowments Act, 1987 in 2007 but unfortunately the Act was never
implemented after his death. The changes were aimed at bringing all the temples
under Dharmika Parishad for improving their economic conditions and bettering the lives of Archakas. After the death of YSR, the government
never bothered even to constitute the Dharmika Parishad,” Dr. Soundar Rajan

It was YSR who convened
an all-party meeting for the first time in the country on the issue of temples
and Archakas, he said, adding, “It is our bad luck he died, but we are hopeful
that YSRCP will implement the changes when it comes to power.”


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