Swamy's plea against gold plating at Tirumala admitted

April 28, 2010 01:47 am | Updated 01:47 am IST - HYDERABAD

A Division Bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday admitted a writ petition filed by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy challenging the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams' project of gold plating of the walls of the main temple at Tirumala.

Dr. Swamy's petition was kept pending to enable him to make a representation to the government. The Bench, comprising Chief Justice Nissar Ahmad Kakru and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar, admitted the case and ordered notices to respondents including TTD chairman D.K. Adikeshavulu Naidu.

The case will be listed along with a similar petition filed by one G. Raghava Reddy. On Mr. Reddy's petition, the High Court on April 21 ordered a stay on all further activity on ‘Ananda Vimana Swarnamayam', the ambitious project of the TTD for gold plating the inner temple of Lord Venkateswara.

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