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Vedic committee opposes liquor shops near temple

Vedic committee opposes liquor shops near temple
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The Vedic Committee of Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy Devastanam took strong exception to the establishment of a liquor shop very near to the...

Bhadrachalam: The Vedic Committee of Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy Devastanam took strong exception to the establishment of a liquor shop very near to the Kalyanamandapam of the temple.

Expressing solidarity with the agitating people against liquor shop, Temple Priests K E Sthalasai, Podicheti Jagannadhacharyulu, Podicheti Sitaramanujacharyulu, Koti Rama Swaroopacharya and others visited the people who have been on relay hunger strike at the protest camp.

K E Sthalasai speaking to newsmen said the hundreds of devotees who go to take a dip in River Godavari face lot of inconvenience. He appealed to the government to shift the liquor shop to somewhere.

Podicheti Sitaramanujacharyulu wondered why the government took that decision of allowing a liquor shop near the kalyanamandapam.

Meanwhile, the Bhadradri Area Protection Council in a letter to the Chief Minister to reconsider the decision of allowing liquor shop near Kalyanamandapam. Likewise, the liquor shops situated on Gollagattu road should also be shifted since there are several schools and temples on the road. The Council in its letter stated that it would be wise to set up all liquor shops at one place instead of scattering them around.

Former MLA and district BJP president Kunja Satyavati also requested the government to shift the liquor shops. She said that it was highly deplorable that the government did not respond though the people had been fasting for the last 17 days against liquor shops.

Vedic pundits Hanumath Sastry. Kameswara Sarma, Chennavajhula Venkateswara Avadhani, Sowmitri Srinivasacharyulu and others were present.

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