Hyderabad: A warm welcome awaits Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao when he arrives at Tirupati on Tuesday to fulfill his vow to Lord Balaji at Tirumala. KCR had taken the vow at the height of the Telangana movement to offer ornaments to both Lord Balaji and Sri Padmavati Devi at Tiruchanur.
The Chief Minister will be offering Sri Mula Varna Kamalamu Namuna Bangaru Saligrama Haram and five Petala Kante worth Rs 5 crore. He will also be presenting a gold nose stud for Goddess Padmavati at Tiruchanur worth Rs 45,000.
On the eve of KCR’s visit, all roads leading to Tirupati from Renigunta Airport and those from Tirupati to Alipiri, the foothills of Lord Venkateswara’s abode are decked up with bill boards, hoardings, banners and flags welcoming the Telangana Chief Minister.
Most of these welcome banners are put up by Kethireddy Jagdeeswara Reddy, Telugu Yuvashakti president from Tamil Nadu, also an ardent follower of former CM Jayalalithaa.
The CM’s daughter and Nizamabad MP Kavitha was also given a similar welcome when she attended the National Women’s Parliament at Amaravati recently.
Incidentally, KCR has a fan following in the Konaseema region in AP. On his birthday every year, his fans in Ravulapalem and Amalapuram distribute fruits and biscuits to old age homes and orphanages besides putting up flexies.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister along with some of his Cabinet colleagues, MLAs, chairpersons of various corporations will attend the marriage of Civil Supplies Corporation Chairman Peddireddi Sudarshan Reddy with Swapna in Tirumala on Wednesday.
The CM already presented a crown made with two kg gold worth Rs 57 lakh for Goddess Bhadrakali at the Bhadrakali temple in Warangal. He presented a golden moustache to the deity at the Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy temple, also in Warangal, worth about Rs 45,000.
Another nose stud was gifted to Goddess Kanaka Durga at the hilltop temple in Vijayawada worth Rs 75,000.
This apart, the government gifted Rs 2.5 lakh worth ‘chaadar’ to Khwaja Moinuddin Chisthi Dargah in Ajmer.