The erstwhile Vizianagaram royal family feud took an interesting turn on Friday with the Sanchaita Gajapathi Raju, the eldest daughter of late Pusapati Anand Gajapati Raju and chairperson of MANSAS Trust darting out a thunderous open letter.
Lashing out on Sudha Gajapathi Raju, Ananda Gajapathi Raju’s second wife and their daughter Urmila Gajapathi Raju, Sanchiata in her letter blamed the duo for spreading fake news on the royal family. She then breathed fire on Ananda and Urmila for entering into the royal fort without any prior permission.
It all started with Urmila’s charge of humiliation at Sirimanothsavam festival held at the Vizianagram Fort on October 27. Urmila alleged that she and her mother who were sitting next to the EO to watch the event left the venue mid-way after humiliation from people belonging to Sanchaita.
However, refuting the allegation made by the mother-daughter duo, Sachaita in her letter claimed that all respect and due courtesy to the guests were extended to Urmila and her mother. “We live in a democracy, exhibition of such imperial attitude is painful.”
“It is a sheer display of arrogance, complete lack of empathy and sensitivity towards the common working-class people. We were courteous enough to offer them seats in the front two rows,” MANSAS Trust stated in the letter.
It can be noted that Sanchaita Gajapathi Raju and Urmila Gajapathi Raju have been at loggerheads for the past few years while the former stood in news with her controversial decisions like privatising the MR College.