YSR Congress MLA from Tirupati, Bhumana Karunakara Reddy started an indefinite fast on Sunday demanding that the temple town be made liquor-free.
Speaking on the occasion, Karunakar Reddy demanded that sale and consumption of liquor in the town at the feet of Tirumala hills of Lord Venkateswara be banned as it was done in Shirdi.He said the feet of the Lord should be washed with holy water and not with liquor. Karunakar Reddy reminded the government that Tirumala temple was a spiritual centre for 100-crore Hindus living across the world.
He asked the government to respect the sentiments of Hindus and make the holy city liquor-free.He explained that he had launched the indefinite fast following the wishes expressed by women during his recent election campaign. Interestingly, women came in large number to the bus stand area where he was fasting.