Chennai: The Hindu Munnani is set to hold a hunger protest on Monday at Valluvar Kottam against the DMK government's ban on installing idols at the roadside during the Vinayaka Chaturthi celebrations.
The BJP and the Hindu Munnani are prepared after the DMK government announced that idols would not be permitted to be installed at roadsides and that immersion of these idols in water bodies was not permitted. The government in its order on August 30 said that this was to adhere to the Covid standard protocol and prevent the spread of the pandemic.
The Hindu Munnani has announced that it would install 1 lakh idols at the residences and celebrate the Vinayaka Chaturthi festival. The Government has said that the festival has to be confined to the residences of the people. The organization has also called upon the people to worship at Vinayakar temples and pray for good sense for the Tamil Nadu government to allow Vinayaka Chaturthi celebrations. BJP state president K. Annamalai has also said that the party would conduct protests across the state against the DMK government's decision to ban installing idols at waysides.