Senior Congress leader and former cabinet minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has visited the holy shrine of Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Tirumala along with family members. He has offered prayers to Lord Balaji on Thursday morning during VIP break darshan. TTD officials welcomed him and made special arrangements for darshan. After darshan, temple officials offered laddu prasadam and holy water to him at Ranganayakula mandapam. Speaking to media after the prayers, Shinde expressed confidence on winning Karnataka polls. Shinde said during bifurcation Congress made law to allot Special Status for AP. But the current NDA govt ignored it completely.