TIRUPATI: Barring the ruling Congress, all the political parties have expressed their ‘shock' over the operation of the deep-seated ‘racket' in the alleged black-marketing of all the prime ‘arjitha seva' tickets in the Tirumala temple.

After the BJP, TDP and the CPI-M, it was today the turn of the CPI State Secretary, K. Narayana to voice his concern over the multi-crore scam involving crores of rupees and demand a ‘white paper' from the TTD on the entire genesis of the scandal. He also criticised the TTD for blindly going ahead with its ‘Ananth Swarnamayam' project, brushing aside even the well-meaning objections raised by archaeologists.