CHENNAI: A raging debate has started since today evening because of the controversial announcement made by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board Chairman Mr.Y.V.Subba Reddy that persons from any religion can enter the famous Tirumala temple without giving any declaration of their religion, according to media sources in Andhra Pradesh. (TILL NOW, PERSONS FROM OTHER RELIGIONS HAVE TO FILL A DECLARATION FORM TO ENTER THE TIRUMALA TEMPLE).
Hindu organisations, Tirumala devotees and various political parties especially the BJP and TDP in Andhra Pradesh have objected to this decision of the TTD Chairman on 19th September 2020.
As per the latest announcement today, persons of other religions visiting the Tirumala Hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara- Lord Balaji- need not give declaration of their religion to enter the temple. This is set to become a major controversial issue among the Hindus, Tirumala devotees all over India and political parties across India more particularly because of Christian connections playing their role in Andhra Pradesh politics now. Hindus feel that their sentiments are hurt because of this decision by the TTD Chairman Mr.Y.V.Subba Reddy who is a relative of Chief Minister Mr.Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy, a family that follows Christianity and Bible.