Hyderabad: The State government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Telangana High Court banning immersion of Ganesh idols made of Plaster of Paris in the Hussain Sagar, Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said on Tuesday.
In a meeting with the Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi and Vishwa Hindu Parishad here, the Minister said the Supreme Court was likely to give its verdict on the issue on Wednesday.
“We are waiting for the verdict from the Supreme Court and are hoping that it will be positive towards our appeal. The decision to approach the apex court challenging the orders of Telangana High Court was taken by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao after holding consultations on the issue with senior government officials,” Srinivas Yadav said.
The Minister pointed out that the annual Ganesh festivities and immersion procession (Ganesh Shobha Yatra) were unique to Hyderabad and over the years, the State government was taking all possible measures for the smooth conduct of these.
“Every year, scores of devotees not only from Hyderabad but from across Telangana visit Hussain Sagar to take part in the Ganesh immersion procession. The Ganesh Shobha Yatra in Hyderabad has a special identity and hopefully the apex body will give a positive verdict to our appeal on Wednesday,” he said.
The meeting to discuss the issue of immersion of Ganesh idols made up of Plaster of Paris in Hussain Sagar with the Minister was attended Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Committee president Raghava Reddy, general secretary Dr Bhagwanth Rao, vice-president Karodimal and VHP State president M Rama Raju among others.