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VHP to protest against jobs to Muslims at Tirumala temple

Written by: Staff

Gwalior, July 6 (UNI) VHP International President Ashok Singhal today said an agitation, spearheaded by the Tirupati Sangharsh Samiti, would be launched on July 15 in protest against the recent appointment of several Muslim and Christian employees at the government-managed Tirumala temple.

A three-day VHP central organising committee gathering is to get underway here on July 8.

''Since the formation of the Congress-led regime at the Centre, under the stewardship of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, a conspiracy is afoot to encourage Christians. In Andhra Pradesh, Mr Samuel assumed the government's reins using the fake name Y Rajshekhar Reddy,'' Mr Singhal alleged.

The VHP supremo said the Andhra regime was attempting to sell, at dirt-cheap rates, plots adjoining several shrines along the seven hills adjacent to the Tirumala temple.

''A petition was filed and a court issued a stay,'' he explained.

Alleging that the governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu were not acting very differently, Mr Singhal pointed out that the UPA government was on the verge of presenting -- before the Supreme Court -- the Raghupati Mishra Committee's recommendations for reservation to dalit Christians.

''Only Christian institutes placed their views before the committee,'' he added.

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