Hyderabad: Amid scorching criticisms from the Opposition for spending, what many claim to be tax payers money, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao is all set to offer a gold moustache (bangaru meesalu) costing around Rs. 75,000 at Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple. Earlier, KCR was seen donating gold, reportedly worth crores, at the Venkateswara Swamy Temple, also known as the Tirupati temple.
Post his flamboyant tribute at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateshwara near Tirumala, Congress leader Madhu Yashki Goud told ANI that it was gross misuse of public money and that the Opposition should file a complaint against the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister had pledged ornaments to various gods and goddesses in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh if his mission succeeded.
In an instalment of his thank-you journeys in October, KCR presented a nearly 12 kg gold crown worth Rs. 3.5 crore to the Goddess Bhadrakali at Warangal. The Telangana government commissioned a prominent Hyderabad jeweller to make the crown. Earlier, a crown and necklace was presented to Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala and a nose stud to goddess Kanaka Durga in Vijayawada.