Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on Thursday ruled out the possibility of dissolving the Board of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in the wake of the controversies surrounding it.

There is no question of dissolving the TTD Board, the Chief Minister asserted here on Thursday even as he strongly warned TTD Chairman D K Adikesavulu Naidu and member Chevireddy Bhaskara Reddy not to open their mouths and cause further embarrassment to the government.

“Don’t wash your dirty linen in the public,” the chief minister reportedly warned Adikesavulu and Bhasakara Reddy who were engaged in a war of words for last few days over the TTD affairs.

Mr. Bhaskara Reddy and four other members of TTD Board have been strongly opposing the role of Mr. Adikesavulu and had made a plea to the Chief Minister to remove the Chairman from the post.

The fissures in the TTD Board came out in the open following detection of a case wherein a priest of the temple mortgaged gold jewellery for securing a personal loan.

With reports coming out that many ornaments worth over several crore rupees were missing, the High Court had directed the TTD to present a detailed list of the inventory.

Amidst the controversies, the chief minister told newsmen that it was not possible to dissolve the TTD Board abruptly.

The fissures in the TTD Board came out in the open following detection of a case wherein a priest of the temple mortgaged gold jewellery for securing a personal loan.

With reports coming out that many ornaments, worth over several crore rupees, were missing from the chest, the state government is caught in an embarrassing position even as the state High Court directed the TTD to present a detailed list of the inventory.

Amidst the controversies, the Chief Minister told newsmen here on Thursday that it was not possible to dissolve the TTD Board abruptly. But I have asked both Mr. Adikesavulu and Mr. Bhaskara Reddy not to continue to their verbal duel, Mr. Rajasekhara Reddy said.

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