Akbar Owaisi meet CM seeking funds for Mahankali Temple

Hyderabad: AIMIM Legislature Party Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi has requested Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to develop Simhavauhini Mahankali Temple at Lal Darwaja in the Old City.

Akbaruddin Owaisi met the Chief Minister at Pragati Bhavan here on Sunday and submitted a memorandum in this regard. He reminded that the Bonalu being held in this temple every year are known all over the world as the famous Lal Darwaja Bonalu.

He brought to the notice of the CM that due to lack of space, the temple campus could not be developed which in turn is causing many problems to the devotees despite the fact that the Bonalu held here are world famous.

“Lal Darwaja Mahankali temple has a history of more than one hundred years. Lakhs of people offer prayers during the Bonalu festival. Since the temple complex is situated in a 100 square yards area, devotees are facing immense problems. The temple should be developed at a cost of Rs 10 Crore.

With the expansion of the temple, people in the vicinity may lose properties. Compensate them by providing 800 square yards of land at Fareed Market, which is under the GHMC. Consider widening and development of the temple as a top priority work. This will be useful to the devotees,” Akbaruddin requested the CM.

Akbaruddin Owaisi also reminded the Chief Minister that he (KCR) had offered a Golden Bonum at the Mahankali Temple wishing for a Golden Telangana State.

He also requested the CM to sanction Rs 3 Crore for the renovation and repairs to the Afzalgunj Masjid. He said several Muslims offer prayers here and due to lack of repairs, they too are facing inconvenience while offering prayers at this Masjid.

The Chief Minister has positively responded to the requests made by Akbaruddin. He assured that funds for the Mahankali Temple and Afzalgunj Masjid would be released. He instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to take the necessary measures for the development of these two places of worship. (INN)

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