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Congress leaders build a make-shift temple in Karimnagar hailing her as “Telangana Devata”

Deifying the leader:The Karimnagar Congress Committee leaders at the make-shift temple hailing the leadership of AICC president Sonia Gandhi for announcing separate Telangana State, in Karimnagar on Sunday.-Photo: Thakur Ajaypal Singh
Deifying the leader:The Karimnagar Congress Committee leaders at the make-shift temple hailing the leadership of AICC president Sonia Gandhi for announcing separate Telangana State, in Karimnagar on Sunday.-Photo: Thakur Ajaypal Singh

Even as the Seemandhra leaders have constructed a tomb in Tirupati, in memory of AICC president Sonia Gandhi for announcing separate Telangana State, the Karimnagar district Congress committee leaders have constructed a make-shift temple to Sonia Gandhi hailing her as Telangana Devatha (Goddess of Telangana) State, in Karimnagar on Sunday.

The DCC leaders under the leadership of PCC secretary Y Sunil Rao have constructed a make-shift temple (pavithra mandiram) at the Indira Chowk in the town, on Sunday and offered special prayers and broke coconuts, gave ‘harathi’ to the portrait of Sonia and also lighted agarbathis. They said that they would offer prayers daily at the make-shift temple till the passage of bill for separate Telangana State and added that they would construct permanent temple for Sonia Gandhi after the passage of Bill. Participating as the chief guest, Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar said that the Seemandhra leaders had insulted Sonia Gandhi for announcing separate Telangana State. “But, in Telangana region, Sonia is in the hearts of the people as Goddess for fulfilling the long-cherished dream of separate Telangana State,” he maintained.

PCC secretary Y Sunil Rao, who took the initiative for construction of the make-shift temple, said that “Sonia Gandhi is our Goddess as she fulfilled the dream of the Telangana people. Whatever we do for her is very less. Soniaji took initiative and announced separate Telangana State without giving in to any pressures,” he maintained. She respected the sentiments of the Telangana people and supreme sacrifices of several thousands of youth and 57 year old movement for statement, he added.

DCC president K Ravinder Rao, Town Congress president Kanne Krishna, SC Finance Corporation chairman A Laxman Kumar, Congress leaders N Sharada, N Rama Devi, A Bhaskar Reddy and others also participated in the celebrations and broke coconuts as an offering to the “Telangana Goddess”. The Congress leaders also raised slogans hailing Sonia Gandhi and “Jai Telangana” on the occasion.


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