The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to keep in abeyance a proposal to dispose of 50 properties of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.

The General Administration Department of the State has issued an order that keeps in abeyance a decision taken in 2016 by the TTD Board on January, 1, 2016 during the previous Government.

The move to sell properties has created a buzz in the political circles.

Praveen Prakash, Principal Secretary Political, Andhra in its order through a G.O.No.888 issued today states, “It has been brought to the notice of the Government that the Board of Trustees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which was constituted by the Previous Government approved the disposal of 50 properties of TTD through its resolution No.253 dated 30.01.2016.”

It further states, “Keeping in view the sentiments of devotees, the Government hereby directs TTD to re-examine the issue in consultation with different stakeholders like religious elders, opinion makers, section of devotees, to ascertain whether these properties can be used by TTD for construction of temples, dharma pracharam and other religious activities.”

The GO stated, “Till the finalization of the matter, the proposed disposal of 50 properties by TTD is hereby kept in abeyance. Executive Officer, TTD shall take necessary action in this regard and submit compliance report immediately.”