In a curious turn of events, TRS MLA, KCR confidant Kranthi Kiran surprised everyone in Andhole when he joined the rally organised by the RSS, BJP and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and collected donations for the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. The incident which occurred on Tuesday, raised quite a few eyebrows.
Not just Kranthi Kiran, but a large number of his supporters too joined the rally and collected donations by going from house to house. The MLA himself chipped in with Rs 11111 as his personal donation. The MLA, who belongs to the TRS, which is currently locked in a vicious fight with the BJP, chanted Jai Sri Ram and urged people to donate for the construction of the Ram Mandir. The incident came at a time when the BJP and TRS are fighting bye-elections in Nagarjunasagar, Municipal elections in Warangal and Khammam and Graduates constituency elections in six undivided districts in the state.
Many wondered whether this was a personal decision of the MLA or if the TRS has decided not to oppose the fund raising drive of the RSS-BJP-VHP. Questions began to be asked as to whether Chief Minister KCR, his son KTR and Minister Harish Rao too would chip in with donations. Interestingly, Parigi MLA Koppula Mahesh Reddy too has donated Rs 1,11,111 for the construction of the temple.