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It’s not a crime to visit temples: Narasimhan

Addressing the media after inspecting the clinic, the governor said he does not depend on government and conducts in-person field visits to know the ground reality.

Published: 22nd June 2018 04:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2018 04:06 AM   |  A+A-

Governor ESL Narasimhan interacting with a woman at the Basti Dawakhana at Malkajgiri, in Hyderabad on Thursday | express

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Taking strong exception to the way some leaders belonging to opposition parties are finding fault even with his visits to temples, Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday said, “Why are some people questioning even my visits to temples? My visits to temples are also official and it is not a crime to go to a temple. Even when I go to temple, I pray for the well-being of the citizens of the State and everybody. I also visit government hospitals.... and education too is my priority.” 

Then, Narasimhan said he does his job true to his conscience and that he is not interested in criticism.
On Thursday, the Governor paid a surprise visit to Basthi Dawakhana in Malkajgiri. There, he enquired about the services provided in the clinic, qualification of doctors and staff. He spoke to patients who opted for treatment there. He then got his blood pressure measured. 

Addressing the media after inspecting the clinic, the governor said he does not depend on government and conducts in-person field visits to know the ground reality. He said while some people term his personal inspection of government projects such as Mission Bhagiratha as interference or aggressiveness, he visits the project sites in person as he does not trust anyone but himself. 

“Even in case of purification of land issues, I went to villages in different districts on my own, I spoke to people on my own, I did not go by official version. I want to assure you people that I do not go by official version at all. I believe in seeing it myself. You may call it interference or aggressiveness. But it is my responsibility to see that people are happy. And for that, I will do everything that is possible in my control, including  going to temple,” Narasimhan said. After his visit to the Basthi Dawakhana, he checked the services provided at recently inaugurated Telangana Diagnostics Central Hub at Narayanguda.



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