Ganesh celebrations are going on a high note in Telangana. Especially the streets of Bhagyanagar are resounding with Ganapati Bappa Moria. However, as the immersion drew nearer, the Bhagyanagar Utsav Committee’s comments became a topic of discussion. This year, the High Court directed the state government not to immerse idols of Ganesha made of POP in Hussain Sagar. However, the utsava committee’s argument is why the government is not going for a review of the court orders.
Bhagwanta Rao, general secretary of the Utsava Samiti, says that all Hindu MLAs should speak on this issue in the assembly. They are demanding that the government make a law on Ganesha immersions. “Moreover, Hussain Sagar is not getting polluted due to immersion,” he said. He said that he will organize a bike rally on Tuesday on the premises of Hussain Sagar. Also, this year too, it was made clear that Khairatabad Lord Ganesha will be immersed in the Hussain Sagar.
Bhagwanta Rao said that it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that there are no obstacles to immersion. He expressed anger that rumors are being created that immersion should not be done on Friday. He said that there is no information from the government and that there is no clarity regarding the establishment of ponds and that no one is being allowed to come.
He appealed not to bring any pressure from the police in the matter of immersion. He questioned why the focus on Bathukamma festivals is not on Vinayaka celebrations. KCR was demanded to respond to this. He said that the government will have to take responsibility for any mishap. Bhagwanta Rao said that Assam Chief Minister Himanta Sharma is coming as the chief guest for the immersion.