Jana Sena President Pawan Kalyan has once again raked up the issue of North and South divide.
And this time, he has objected to Andhra Pradesh Government appointing AK Singhal, an IAS officer from North as the Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD).
While saying that he is not against North IAS Officials taking charge of TTD, Pawan Kalyan asked if South IAS Officials will be allowed to take up the administrative position of such sacred shrines of Northern India like Amarnath, Varanasi, Madhura. Pawan further questioned, “when they (North) do not allow the South Indians to head such position, why should we (South Indians) accept this?”
The Jana Sena President demanded an explanation to the people of AP and South, from TDP and Honorable Chief Minister over this. However, there are divided opinions about this issue. Some say Temples should be devoid of this North and South divide while there is a section saying that Pawan Kalyan has a point and Andhra Pradesh government should not have broken the tradition. Pawan Kalyan further tweeted on the micro blogging site, Twitter:
Singhal who is the 25th TTD EO had worked as Resident Commissioner in Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi. He would be at the helm of the cash rich temple for two years, temple sources said.
Outgoing EOD Sambasiva Rao has been promoted and posted as Revenue Special Chief Secretary in the capital of Amaravati, added sources.