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Conversion is a family business for YSR Reddy’s clan. Current efforts The current government of Andhra, headed by Jagan Mohan Reddy (YSR’s son), has taken many steps to promote Christianity. It is not surprising, becauseJagan has always worn his religion on his sleeve.

Who was YSR Reddy?

The Reddys were prominent Christians in this district. YSR’s family converted to Christianity when his grandfather was influenced by British missionaries; the late chief minister was a third generation Christian. Reverend Dr P J Lawrence, the bishop of the Church of South India’s Nandyal diocese, remembers Dr Reddy:

What is the relationship between YSR and Christianity?

YSR’s father had converted to Christianity and YSR made many efforts to spread Christianity in Andhra Pradesh. His efforts included staffing the govt with Christian officers, installing Christians in Tirupati administration and also through his evangelist son-in-law. YSR’s daughter Sharmila married a second time in 1995.

What happened to the indigenous people when they converted to Christianity?

They took from the indigenous people the tools to survive and cast aside all others. If they converted to Christianity they would be saved and much more, they would be civilized. Thousands of converted Christian Indians still died at the hands of the settlers. Many died while on their knees praying to their new god.

Who promoted the conversion of people in Andhra Pradesh to Christianity?

In Andhra Pradesh, the conversion to Christianity was promoted by former CM YS Rajasekhar Reddy. He was the son of Y S Raja Reddy, an alleged criminal from Kadapa district.

Why hide that Andhra Pradesh is 25% Christian?

The reason for hiding the fact that Andhra is 25% Christian is govt benefits of reservation. Despite a host of schemes for Christians that are run by AP govt, including giving some benefits to Christian converts from Scheduled Caste, the reservations in educational institutions and jobs are only available to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs. Scheduled Castes can only be of Hindu or allied religions, not Islam or Christianity.

What is conversion in YSR?

Anil Kumar’s meetings routinely involve members of YSR clan to project his power. Conversion is a family business for YSR Reddy’s clan.

What happened to Raja Reddy?

In 1970s, he also entered politics. The criminal enterprise continued and in 1998, Raja Reddy was killed in a bomb attack by a rival gang.

Why did YSR spend so much money?

YSR spent huge amount of money to promote his son-in-law’s conversion business and it was resented by other Christian preachers.

How many people are in a 100 family?

This is a sensible number, not too large and not too small : just the size of a part of a small village. 100 families makes about 500 people (On average 5 people in a household across three generations). Multiple number of pastors (approximately 30000) to 500 and you get the probable number of Christians i.e. 1.5 crores! The current population of Andhra is about 6 crores. This is 25%!

Why were pagan temples looted?

Pagan temples were looted to construct huge churches and Pagan holy places were captured and churches made upon them . Pagan festivals were assimilated into Christianity. The scholars of history know that Easter and even Christmas were Pagan festivals before they were appropriated.

Did YSR convert to Christianity?

YSR’s father had converted to Christianity and YSR made many efforts to spread Christianity in Andhra Pradesh. His efforts included staffing the govt with Christian officers, installing Christians in Tirupati administration and also through his evangelist son-in-law.