Due to Covid, restrictions had been imposed on the Ganapati festival for the past two years. But now, an unlimited number of Ganapati statues can be placed in all wards.
Story so far: Over the past two years, one ward was allowed to install only one Ganesha, considering the safety of the public. Since this caused public outrage, the restrictions have now been lifted, and the Ganapati festival programmes can be held as they were in the past, as instructed by the State Revenue Minister.
- Additionally, strict instructions have been issued regarding holding any programmes, meetings, or ceremonies on the Eidgah ground in Chamarajpet.
- The Minister stated that permission must be taken from the Revenue Department before carrying out any ceremonies on the grounds as the place belongs to the department.
Clarification issued: The State Revenue Minister also clarified that the Eidgah ground in Chamarajpet now belongs to the Revenue Department. Earlier belonging to the Waqf department, the Court, after checking documents, stated that it now belongs to the Revenue Department.