Hyderabad: High drama as Bandi Sanjay visits Bhagyalakshmi temple
Heavy police deployment in the area following rumours of denial of permission
Hyderabad: A high political drama was witnessed at the historic Charminar monument in the Old City as BJP State President B Sanjay visited the famous Bhagyalakshmi temple and offered prayers.
However, the BJP leader's visit to the temple passed off peacefully amid high tension that prevailed for a while in the sensitive area. Heavy police bando bust was in place at the temple before Sanjay reached the holy place.
The BJP State chief, accompanied by a few party senior leaders, stayed for some time and challenged TRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to come to the temple and prove that he wrote a letter to the State Election Commission (SEC) to stop the flood relief of Rs 10,000 each to those who suffered property losses in the recent floods that wreaked havoc in Hyderabad.
Soon after the news went viral that Sanjay was denied permission to visit the Charminar and that the BJP leader went missing, the police personnel in large numbers were rushed to the temple premises. Sensing trouble, city Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar clarified that no restrictions were imposed on the visit the temple by the BJP leader.
Special police forces were also deployed at the BJP State office which was thronged by all the senior leaders and party activists. The leader started in a small convoy of vehicles from the BJP party office at Nampally.
After offering prayers, Sanjay reiterated to the newsmen that he did not write any letter to the SEC against the disbursement of flood relief to the needy.
He alleged that the ruling party was circulating the fake letter in his name on social media. The BJP leader demanded that the police act against the persons behind the spread of fake news.