Sai Baba's Trust dispute takes a fresh political turn

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Hyderabad, Jun 25: The huge case seizure of Rs 35-lakh at Sathya Sai Central Trust in Puttaparthi district of Andhra Pradesh has taken a new political turn. The Andhra governmnet have now asked the trustees to submit a factual report on the financial matters of the body.

“In the past, the trust was granted several exemptions. We have now asked the trust for a factual report about the finances and their plan, based on which we will take action," said Andhra Pradesh Endowments Minister Ponnala Laxmaiah.

As the Kiran Reddy government was under pressure to look into the matter, Reddy convened a high-level meeting with the state intelligence chief, the Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) feels its action too little, too late.

"Things wouldn't have gone so bad had the government intervened at the right time. There is a great legacy there and the government needs to ensure it continues being so," said Opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu.

On Jun 18, trustees RJ Ratnakar and V Srinivasan have already been served notices over the trust money seizure issue. “There is no controversy and everything is going on fine," said Satyajit, a devotee.

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