In a sensational incident, the chief priest of Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirumala, Dr Ramana Deekshitulu, has leveled serious allegations agains the officials and the political appointees in the TTD and called for saving the temple from politics.
Tirumala chief priest's sensational criticism of TTD officials
On the issue of non-Hindus in the TTD, he said he is leaving the issue to the discretion of the concerned persons. He said the Government has made a mistake by appointing people with no knowledge of Tirumala’s traditions. He also said that he has been fighting against the corrupt practices and called upon the devout to join his struggle.