Amidst the speculations around Jagan’s religion status, opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu has made accusations on the CM that he flouted the norms of TTD by snubbing the forms of declaration. Recently Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy presented ‘pattu vastrams’ to Lord Venkateswara in his capacity of the Chief Minister at Tirumala on the first day of the annual ‘Brahmotsavam’. He attended the ceremony in traditional wear alongside a few of his ministers. Upon which the oppositions lashed out that Jagan did not follow the mandate of signing the declaration.
According to the G.O. No. 311 passed by the government in 1990, ’it is a mandatory rule for all those belonging to various faiths other than Hinduism to sign a declaration form before entering the hill temple stating that they have faith in the presiding deity.’ Taking this into consideration, Chandrababu asked whether Jagan has made any such declaration. He also pointed out the negligence of the officials who snubbed this mandate. This is not the first time, in 2012, after floating YSRCP, he visited Tirumala along with Bhumana Karunakara Reddy and denied to sign the form when TTD superintendent asked him to do so.