AP Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh KE Krisnamurthy, Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh Dinesh Kumar and Producer Dil Raju have visited the holy shrine of Lord Venkateswara Swamy on Saturday morning. They offered prayers to the deity during VIP break darshan in the morning. After darshan, TTD officials and preists distributed the prasadams to them.
Speaking to mediapersons outside temple Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said that Andhra Pradesh government is trying hard to exempt TTD from GST registration. GST council had already exempted laddu prasadam, seva tickets and human hair at the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) from the tax net. TTD had also requested that items used for pooja and serving pilgrims at choultries, guest houses, also be exempt from tax. He said he will request about this issue with GST council meeting which will be held on 9th Nov in Guwahati.