Ever since Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao declared that he would give a ‘return gift’ to his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu in reciprocation to the latter’s campaign in Telangana elections, everybody is curious how the gift would be. One section of the media predicted that KCR would straightaway campaign for YSR Congress party led by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in the ensuing assembly elections to AP to defeat Naidu. Others said KCR might extend financial assistance and moral support to Jagan. Some others said he would send his party leaders and also his friend Asasuddin Owaisi to campaign for Jagan.
It is not clear which strategy KCR will adopt in the coming days, but a latest development has given an indication that he wants to give a return gift to Naidu by invoking divine powers to oust the latter from power. It appears it is KCR who was behind the statement of Sri Visakha Sarada Peetham seer Swamy Swaroopanandendra that he would perform a yagam for the defeat of the TDP in the coming elections. Before the Telangana elections, this same Swamiji performed Raja Syamala Yagam at the farmhouse of KCR at Erravelli in Siddipet district, seeking divine blessings for the victory of the TRS.
After the TRS came to power, KCR’s faith in the Swamiji increased and he immediately went to Visakhapatnam to fulfil his vow. He also performed another thanks-giving Maha Rudra Sahita Sahasra Chandi Yadam at Erravelli again under the auspices of same Swamiji. Now, KCR reportedly requested the Visakha seer to perform another Yagam in Andhra Pradesh exclusively for the defeat of Naidu and victory of YSRC in the elections. Since Swamiji has also been against Naidu since the Tirumala missing jewellery controversy, he readily agreed to do such a yagam. Interestingly, the Visakha seer has also become closer to Jagan of late, though the latter is a Christian by faith. His photographs with Jagan giving blessings to him became a big controversy. So, the seer will perform a Yagam under the auspices of KCR to seek divine powers to remove Naidu from power!