Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) General Secretary G Niranjan today appealed UPA Chairperson Ms Sonia Gandhi not to have any kind of adjustment or alliance with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) which will affect the sentiments of the people and also the activities of AIMIM leaders strengthening the base for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In a letter, addressed to Ms Sonia Gandhi, copy of which was released to the media here, Mr Niranja said historical Charminar monument having both a Dargah of Hazrath Ghouse-E-Azam Dasthagir Chilla and Goddess Shri Bhagya Laxmi Temple at its site sends a message to the world about the communal harmony and Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb of Hyderabad City. He said the tourists those who comes to visit Charminar not only from our Country but also from all corners of the Globe and takes this message of brotherhood to their native places. The Temple has its own glorious history. One may have reservations for its existence for centuries but nobody can deny its existence during the period of Nizam’s rule. “It is fresh in the memories of citizens of Hyderabad, the communal flare up on the eve of kaba (Mecca) incidents in the year 1979 and damage caused to the Matha Idol by deliberate attempt of hitting it by a bus.
The renovation of temple took place at the instance of State Government headed by Dr Marri Channa Reddy Ji,” the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, he said. It clearly proves its long history and its existence even before the formation of AIMIM party in the State. The AIMIM party which did not raise any objection all these years suddenly raised objections on the midnight of October 31, 2012, when temple committee initiated arrangements for Diwali festival by replacing tarpaulin intended to save the devotees from scorching heat and rain, he said. UNI