Tirupati: Following public uproar the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam's decision to monetize 50 temple properties to raise Rs 100 Crore fund, has been placed on hold.
The decision of TTD to sell temple properties received wrath of the general public, besides kicking starting a political controversy.
In a fresh government order, issued on May 25th said, " It has been brought to the notice of the government, that the board of trustees of TTD which was constituted by the previous government, approved the disposal of 50 properties of TTD through its resolution dated January 31st 2016.
The statement further said, "Keeping in view of the sentiments of devotees, the government of Andhra Pradesh hereby directs TTD to re-examine the issue in consultation with different stake holders like religious elders, opinion makers and section of devotees to ascertain whether these properties can be used TTD for construction of temples, dharma pracharam and other religious activities".
It is to remember that, the India's richest temple body ( Lord Balaji) has decided to raise Rs 100 crore by monetizing unviable properties across the country and by raising funds under the cottage donation scheme during the financial year 2020-21.