This will cost taxpayers more than Rs. 60,000.

KCR continues thanksgiving trip despite criticism Gifts gold moustache to Telangana temple
news News Friday, February 24, 2017 - 13:06

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao seems unfazed by criticism. Despite drawing flak earlier this week, he continued his 'holy' tour to appease the gods, by presenting a gold moustache to Lord Veerabhadra Swamy in the state's Mahbubabad district.

This comes just two days after he drew flak for offering gold ornaments worth Rs 5 crore to Lord Balaji atop Tirumala, all paid for by the state exchequer.

The case of the gold moustache is not different, as it will cost taxpayers more than Rs. 60,000.

On Friday morning, KCR performed a special pooja at Keesara's Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple, before heading to Kuravi.

This golden offering, like the Tirumala one, was just another part of KCR's promise during the Telangana agitation, to make offerings to the Gods if statehood was granted.

The opposition has criticised the CM for spending exorbitant amounts on these offerings, with many questioning if it was right to spend public money for a ‘personal vow’.

Earlier this week, the entire Telangana government descended on the temple town in Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister, along with his family members, ministers and top officials arrived via two special aircrafts for the 'thanksgiving' trip to the Tirumala temple, where he presented the ornaments.

In October last year, he presented a 11.7 kg gold crown that was worth over Rs. 3 crore to Goddess Bhadrakali at Warangal, on the occasion of Durga Navratri.

In December 2015, the chief minister drew flak from all quarters after he conducted a 'Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam,' to please the gods, even as the state was reeling through a severe agrarian crisis.

Read - KCR does it again: Rs 5 crore worth gold ornaments for Tirupati from state exchequer


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