‘Probe Kalki Ashram activities’

March 03, 2010 12:00 am | Updated September 20, 2010 03:55 pm IST

Special Correspondent

TIRUPATI: Close on the heels of news stories in Telugu print and electronic media, highlighting the alleged ‘unsocial activities’ that have been taking place in the newly-built complex of ‘godman’ Kalki Bhagavan, at Varadaiahpalem, 70 km from here on the Andhra-Tamil Nadu border, the Chittoor district unit of the Communist Party of India has taken up its cudgels against the ‘ashram’ and its ‘spiritual’ head.

Serious allegations

District secretary of the party P. Harinadha Reddy said since serious allegations against the Kalki Bhagavan by none other than those who once belonged to that order, nothing short of a CBI probe could get at the truth.

The CPI leader in a statement regretted that the Revenue authorities had turned a Nelson’s eye, though the ashram had in complete violation of the government rules ‘blatantly’ occupied huge chunks of DKT and Dalit lands for the construction of its palatial complex at Varadaiahpalem.

Mr. Reddy said if the government fails to initiate probe, the CPI would be forced to launch an agitation to mobilise people against the alleged ‘sordid’ happenings in the ashram, under the veil of ‘spiritualism’.

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