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Congress Accuses Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister of Yielding to BJP and Criticizes Temple Inauguration Politics

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) working president Sk. Mastan Vali accused Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy of compromising the self-respect of the state’s people to save himself by aligning with the BJP government at the Centre. Addressing a press conference, Vali criticized the Chief Minister for not holding the Centre accountable for unfulfilled promises made during the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

He lamented the departure from the pathbreaking welfare schemes initiated by Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, accusing Jagan Mohan Reddy of an autocratic rule that infringes on people’s fundamental rights. Vali also slammed the BJP for rushing the ‘Pran Prathista’ ceremony at the incomplete Ayodhya Ram Temple, noting the absence of all four Shankaracharyas at the inauguration.

The Congress announced its decision to abstain from the temple inauguration, citing BJP’s politicization and electoral motives. AICC’s AP in-charge Manickam Tagore criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not addressing the Special Category Status (SCS) issue during his Andhra Pradesh visit, questioning the silence of Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chandrababu Naidu, and Pawan Kalyan on the matter.