Vijayawada

Y.V. Subba Reddy appointed as TTD Chairman

The State government has appointed Y.V. Subba Reddy as Chairman of THE Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board. The other members will be appointed shortly. The government issued a GO on Friday reconstituting the TTD Board. He is likely to take charge on Saturday.

Ever since there were reports that the government would appoint Mr. Reddy as Chairman of the TTD, a controversy erupted over his religion. Many took to social media to suggest that Mr. Subba Reddy, like his nephew and Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, was a devout Christian. Mr. Subba Redy denied the allegations.

In addition, the outgoing Board Chairman Putta Sudhakar Yadav, who was appointed by the TDP government, refused to resign. After the TDP lost the general elections, he continued as TTD Chairman and even convened a Board meeting, drawing flak from the ruling YSRCP leaders and declined to quit claiming he was appointed to serve Lord Venkateswara. But, he finally tendered his resignation soon after Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivas, on his maiden visit to Tirumala after taking charge, made it clear that the State Cabinet had decided to remove the TTD Trust Board members by bringing in an ordinance, if necessary, and appoint a new one.

The State government issued orders scrapping the Board constituted by the TDP government and accepted the resignations of Sudha Narayana Murthy, Sugavasi Prasad Babu, Rudraraju Padmaraju, E. Peddi Reddy and Dokka Jagannadham, who served as Members of the previous Board. The resignations of N. Srikrishna and Bodanapu Ashok Reddy, who were Special Invitees, were also accepted. The TTD EO Ashok Singhal informed the government that 11 members of the Board including the Chairman had resigned.

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