ShyamSP wrote:Atmavik wrote:
spot on. this is taqiya in action. i know quite a few hard core supporters of his father who turned when he tried to build a church on the 7 sacred hills of tirumala/tirupati. this is just to win those folks back. if u want to know where his loyalties lie just watch a few videos of his brother in law( brother Anil)
There was rumor that Jagan Reddy is like his grand father Raja Reddy, who was rice christian and converted to Anglican church of south India. Later some small granite mining company owner in Kadapa took jobless Raja Reddy for work as manager and gave some partnership may be due to less salary. Fate would have it he killed the owner and took over the mining and thus started family mining mafia.
YSR wanted to take over Tirumala hills also and during his time red-sandal mafia was all over Tirumala. During tenur also a lot more conversions in newer areas happened as they started pastor/Evangelical business also.
Do we have a compilation of these activities somewhere? I did come across a few links based on a quick web search, but would prefer to refer to a BRF-analysed list, if one exists.
I know some people who are ignorant of these issues and would like to share the info. Plus having these links as ready reference here would help us refresh memories and understand things as they happen going forward. I for one, don't believe any of these reports of Jagan ghar-wapsi - we'll probably start seeing a revival of open EJ activity all over the place, including Tirupati. Even if Jagan does not want to openly endorse such activities (taqqqiya, strong BJP at the centre and all that), his co-opted status will by default put him in the EJ camp, and the EJ types aren't one to let go of any opportunity to do their thing. Plus they still have the law on their side and the BIF ecosystem to back them up. So at least a political counter needs to be mounted, and for each and every instance like Sudarshan-ji said above.