Visakhapatnam “Beach Love” festival took a political turn as both the ruling and the opposition parties have started slamming at each other with ‘war of words’ .
YSRCP alleged that the ruling TDP is spoiling the Indian culture by encouraging such events . Its leader Ambati asked the BJP leaders, Are they ready with Mangalsutras to get the 9000 couples ( attending the event ) Knot during the event from February 12 to 14, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day.
While TDP minister Ganta Srinivas Rao clarified that, The government has not yet given any permissions for the event, they just got a request letter from an organisation, wanting a permission to organise the event.
Even the state unit of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) objected to organising “Beach Love” festival .
There were speculations that Beach Love programme would be organised in Visakhapatnam with 9,000 couples from the country and foreign countries . Fashion shows, dance programmes by popular Belly dancers would be performed on that day.
TDP MLA Bonda Uma denied the reports of the newspapers which published that AP Government giving permission to the proposed Love Festival in Visakha Beach. The English daily published that Shakira of the ‘Whenever, Wherever’ and ‘Waka Waka’ fame is set to perform in Vizag at the Beach Love Festival in February.