Staff Reporter

Leaders demand probe by House Committee

TIRUMALA: The CPI (M) State leaders on Saturday demanded constitution of a House Committee with the members of all political parties to probe into the alleged irregularities in the sale of darshan tickets.

Addressing the media persons the party State committee members Kandarapu Murali and V.Krishnaiah said that day in and day out the image of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams is being tarnished with the outbreak of some kind of scam or irregularity.

To wipe out the growing apprehensions from the minds of the public it has become mandatory on the part of the government to constitute a House Committee to probe into the details of the alleged irregularities.

In the same vein they demanded the TTD management to reveal the names of those involved in the advance reservation of the ‘Vastralankara' seva tickets which have been booked till 2032.

The leaders who came down heavily on the TTD for still continuing the issuance of the darshan tickets under the discretionary quota also demanded that the long pending issues pertaining to the providing of rehabilitation to the displaced owners and tenants who have lost their properties under the land acquisition at Tirumala should be dealt immediately. Besides this the issues relating to the providing of house sites to the TTD employees, regularisation of the services of the contract labourers and Vaikuntam vendors should be prominently discussed in the ensuing TTD's board meeting scheduled on May 21 failing which they will not hesitate in resorting to agitations.

The leaders also said that the TTD should conduct its employees union elections in a democratic manner to ensure proper representation of the problems relating to the employees.