It was just a slip between cup and lip for Telugu Desam Party MLA from Payakaraopeta Vangalapudi Anitha.
With her boss chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu keeping her nomination to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Trust Board chairman post in abeyance, she is virtually in tears.
She submitted all the evidences to prove that she is a Hindu – her school bona fide certificate in which she was shown as Hindu, her affidavit in the election commission, her visits to various pilgrimages including Tirupati etc.
Yet, Naidu has not taken any decision. The video of her interview to Vanitha TV, a woman’s television channel, in which she clearly said she was a Christian by faith and she always carried a Holy Bible in her bag and car and children’s school bag.
That is why, the BJP leaders are strongly demanding that Anitha should not be given the TTD membership.
Interestingly, the video is more in circulation in the TDP camps; apparently, her rivals in the party have put the video into circulation in social media and also party circles.
It is learnt husband of the anchor who had interviewed her was a TDP leader and there is a suspicion that he had leaked the video clip to the TDP circles.
“I have left it to the chief minister. I will abide by whatever decision he takes on my TTD membership,” Anitha said.