The appointment of Sanchaitha Gajapathiraju as chairman of the board of the Mansa Trust and the governing council of Simhachalam Devasthanam is on fire. The appointment of the BJPM has become a sensation as the government has effectively abolished the top two boards of Telugu Desam Party senior leader and former chief minister Ashok Gajapati Raju. Why did the government remove Ashok? Why hire a curator? No one understands that.
Ashok Gajapathiraju has been a family heir to the top two boards. Usually, however, Ashok cannot be spared. I don't understand why the government has suddenly put its finger on this. It would have made sense to make the YCP leader as chairman. But it was a surprise to all that the BJP leader had given orders to appoint the organizer as chairman.
It was understood that Ashok's brother Anand's daughter-in-law has been appointed chairman, as outsiders are not likely to be appointed apart from the Gajapathi family. Is it legal to hire a manager? That is the problem now. Aside from this, it is natural that the TDP leaders are furious with the government for avoiding Ashok. But oddly enough, BJP leaders are also talking about supporting Ashok. BJP leaders have demanded that the amendment be expelled from the party.
The thing is, there are about 110 temples under the Mansa Trust. According to government calculations, there are several lakhs of acres along with several quarters. These are worth nearly Rs. 10 lakh crores is in the campaign. Hundreds of educational institutions are working. There is no sense in the government's strategy behind hiring Ashok out of this preferred trust. It remains to be seen what will happen in the end.