Mangalore, July 17: A decision with regard to abolishing the practice of ‘Made Snana’ ritual in temples would be taken soon by the government, Kota Srinivas Poojary, the newly appointed state minister for Muzrai and Ports and Inland Water Transport said.
Speaking to mediapersons after he was given a rousing welcome by BJP activists at the Dakshina Kannada district party office in Mangalore on Tuesday, Mr. Poojary said that ‘Made Snana’ is a serious issue with a group of devotees favouring it on one hand and progressive organisations on the other demanding its abolition. The government will try to take everyone in confidence and take an apt decision soon, he said.
The ministry was formerly held by the late Dr. V S Acharya. Mr. Poojary said that he will try to fulfill the incomplete projects and initiatives taken up by Dr. Acharya.
Mr. Poojary also said that in the days to come, his ministry will make cleanliness in and around temple premises mandatory.
The various problems that come under the purview of the Muzrai department are being studied by him, Mr. Poojary said and assured that he would chalk out plans to solve the same.