TTD Trust Board Chairman Putta Sudhakar Yadav Refused to resign from his post
Triggering a new controversy, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) trust board chairman Putta Sudhakar Yadav on Tuesday refused to resign from his post, though various sections and YSRC leaders have taken strong objections over the continuance of the trust board.
Apart from the chairman, several other trust board members also showed disinterest in tendering resignations from their posts, following the electoral debacle of the TD in the recently concluded Assembly elections.
Reacting to the objection raised by various sections, who demanded the resignation of trust board, Mr Yadav claimed that their appointment was not political, and maintained that they only assumed charge at the TTD trust board office after the then state government constituted the board as per the laid rules and regulations.
“As we are appointed by the government itself and not by the party, there is no need to tender any resignations after the change of government. Only if the new government decides to abolish the board, we will give up our posts,” Mr Yadav said.
Meanwhile, the TTD trust board chairman’s refusal to quit the post has triggered controversies and given a chance to YSRC leaders to raise objections over his decision.
However, it is a convention that whenever a new government comes into power in the state, the appointees of nominated posts by the previous government, resign as a matter of principle.
It may be recalled that earlier on Monday, film director K. Raghavendra Rao also resigned from the chairman post of the Sri Venkateswara Bhakti channel. In the past, Tirupati Urban Development Authority chairman Narasimha Yadav, the 15-member Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam trust board committee led by senior TD leader Yalamanchili Gouranga Babu also resigned last week, though they have one month of their tenure left.