Revanth Vows to Help Christian Community

Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11:43:06
Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy on Wednesday said that the state government will stand by the Christians who spread the message of peace and love in the society. Medak Diocese Bishop Padmarao, Reverend John George, Dr. AMJ Kumar, Rev. Sam Abraham, Anil Thomas along with representatives of various churches and independent churches called on Revanth Reddy at the Secretariat on Wednesday. The Christian delegation explained to the Chief Minister the problems being faced by the community including the encroachment of church properties. In a quick response, the Chief Minister promised to protect church properties and facilitate the construction of new churches.

He also assured them that required land will be allocated for Christian burial grounds. The Chief Minister expressed his willingness to visit the Medak Church again as he visited in the capacity of TPCC president during the Assembly elections. The

Chief Minister recalled that before the Malkajgiri MP election in 2019, he had discussed many issues with Christian religious leaders in Secunderabad. After being elected as an MP, he participated in many celebrations including Christmas. 

Revanth Reddy reiterated that his government respects religious freedom .

Revanth Reddy said that a frightened situation prevailed after the formation of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and the KCR government in the state in 2014. He expressed concern that the conditions of living as second-class citizens have come against the spirit of the Constitution. The Chief Minister cited the incidents of Manipur and Gujarat saying that when riots and conflicts happened in the past, the rulers used to suppress them. Today, the rulers are behind the conflicts, he said.

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