AP Minister Seediri Appalaraju‘s visit to Tirumala Srivari with around 150 followers has become a topic of discussion.
On Thursday morning they all had a darshan of the Lord with VIP protocol. Locals and common devotees are expressing their anger at TTD’s behavior in this matter.
TTD is experiencing never before rush in the last few months. From a minimum of 8 hours to more than 24 hours, the darshan time has become too much.
If the common people wait in the queue for hours, then the minister comes with a large number of followers and bulldozes all the rules to have darshan for all of them.
After the darshan, Minister Appalaraju responded to this and said that they went in the Q line and had darshan like their 150 ordinary devotees. They did not cause any trouble to the devotees.
But then, devotees who were present in the Queue lines say that all of them have entered the temple through Mahadwaram and the lines were stopped for them for more than an hour.
Sources say that the TTD officials were initially reluctant to extend VIP darshan for so many people but had to give it away after the Minister pressurized them.