Vijayawada: Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed unhappiness with the board members of the Durga temple.

He was said to be unhappy with the board members for releasing evidences of tantrik rituals that took place in the famous temple. He also directed the governing council members to refrain from talking on the rituals issue. This was conveyed to the temple officials at an emergency meeting convened by TDP MLC Buddha Venkanna at the office of MP Kesineni Nani.

The governing body members of the Durga temple.
The governing body members of the Durga temple.

However, the MLC received a shocker when the officials questioned him about Endowments minister P Manikyala Rao's statements on the issue. They said the minister made a statement that no tantrik rituals took place without conducting an inquiry. They also said that the state government failed to act on their complaints regarding the actions of temple EO Surya Kumari. The MLC countered them that the chief minister will in all likelihood abolish the present governing board and constitute a new one if the members do not mend their ways. Meanwhile, the state government is yet to announce the transfer of EO Surya Kumari.