CM KCR offers prayers at Konaipalli Venkateswara Swamy Temple

Hyderabad: BRS chief and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) visited Venkateswara Swamy Temple at Konaipalli in Siddipet district. A special pooja was performed with the nomination papers in the presence of Lord Venkateshwara.

Minister T Harish Rao welcomed CM KCR on his arrival at the temple, while the priests welcomed him with Purnakumbha on Mangala Harati. After circumambulating the temple, the CM had the Lord Venkateshwara darshan.

Later, the temple scholars bestowed Vedasirvachan to the Chief Minister. CM KCR signed the nomination papers in the presence of the deity. It is a practice for the CM KCR to offer prayers at the temple before filing his nomination paper in every election. Nomination papers will be filed at returning offices in Kamareddy along with Gajwel on November 9. On the same day, he will participate in BRS Praja Ashirwada Sabhas.

Konaipalli Venkateswara Swamy temple is sentimental for CM KCR and the party. No matter what election comes, CM KCR’s nomination papers will be filed only after performing pujas here. It is a tradition for CM KCR, minister Harish Rao and other party leaders to have darshan of Lord Venkateswara during the elections and place their nomination papers in the presence of deity.

Every time CM KCR worshiped Lord Venkateshwara at Konaipalli, he succeeded in elections. Since he won as an MLA for the first time in 1985, during the elections held in 1989, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2018, he worshiped the presiding deity in this temple and filed nomination papers.

It may be noted that KCR offered prayers in this temple and announced the TRS party after resigned from TDP, Deputy Speaker and MLA posts in 2001.