BJP opposes state ban on organising of Ganesh pandals in Telangana

Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Hyderabad, August 21 

The Telangana Government’s determination to ban placing up of Ganesh pandals in view of COVID-19 has not gone down properly with the BJP, which has termed the transfer as “anti-Hindu”.  

Telangana has registered 99,391 instances of COVID-19 with 737 deaths. Out of those, there are 21,687 lively instances, and the numbers are rising.

A latest research has indicated that there may very well be as many as two lakh asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers within the metropolis of Hyderabad alone. 

Responding to the ban, BJP Telangana unit president and Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay mentioned, “The TRS government, which distributed biryanis and kaju pista during Ramzan is imposing strict rules, depriving devotees from offering pulihora prasadam during Navratri. There is nothing more shameless than this.”  

The BJP chief accused the state authorities of constructing makes an attempt to divide Hindus by eyeing the minority vote within the upcoming Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.  

BJP’s Nizamabad MP Dharmapuri Arvind additionally hit out on the authorities for banning public celebrations on ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’.  

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi then again rubbished the BJP cost saying that the social gathering is attempting to create communal unrest within the state.

TRS spokesperson Manne Krishank mentioned, “BJP state president is speaking like a street leader. He should rise up to a level of state president of a national party and an MP. He should at least know what other states, where BJP is in power, are doing.” 

Krishank mentioned, “There were restrictions for Ramzan, there are restrictions for Muharram, such statements from Bandi Sanjay and Arvind appear as a desperate attempt to break public harmony in Telangana for political gains.” 

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