Tirumala, considered to be one of the sacred places in the world is no on the verge of becoming an adobe for non-Hindu pilgrimage. Pictures of bus tickets issued by APSRTC to travellers to the temple town of Tirumala are creating huge waves of controversies. One of the travellers who noticed the Jerusalem ad on the backside of Tirumala ticket. He then uploaded the pictures to social media which have now moved the national media and authorities. When brought to the notice of regional manager, the negligence of the APSRTC personnel came into limelight. According to officials, the bundle with printed ads about non-Hindu pilgrimage had wrongly come to Tirupati. “It is an advertisement of the government issued by the minorities department,” the officer said.
Andhra Pradesh endowments minister Vellampalli Srinivas confirmed that this has been brought to their notice and they are probing into it. “These ticket bundles were printed during the Telugu Desam rule, before elections which were meant for Nellore and Kadapa,” he noted. Vellampalli also assured that no other religion propaganda will be allowed in Tirumala and the guilty will be punished.