Hyderabad: Mohammad Mahmood Ali, Minister for Home, Telangana, refuted in a statement on Sunday that the criticism made by the leaders of the opposition parties over the mosque and temple in the Secretariat was meaningless.
Leaders of the Opposition parties criticized the move even after the state Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao announced that a new mosque and temple would be built as part of the new Secretariat.
The Chief Minister said that the inauguration of the new secretariat building would take place only after prayers are offered in the new mosque and temple after the construction of the new secretariat building. The Home Minister said that they are making unnecessary propaganda in the mosque and the temple issue as the leaders of the opposition parties could not find any point to criticize the state government.
The Home Minister said that they could not see the development plans being made by the state government and that their existence would be questionable if these development programs continued like this in the future. The home minister clarified as Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao is a secular leader and he is working for the welfare of all religions.
Telangana people are aware that the state chief minister is already renovating a historic temple in Yadgirgutta. The Chief Minister, who is developing the Yadagirigutta temple on a larger scale, for him building a mosque and temple in the secretariat is not a big problem.
The Home Minister has advised opposition parties leaders not to create confusion among the public in this issue. Home Minister Mahmood Ali has made it clear that the people of Telangana have faith in the commitment of the TRS government and are not in a position to hear the leaders of the opposition shouting.