Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will present a gold crown worth Rs 3.5 crore to a deity at a temple in Warangal on Sunday, during the Dussehra and Navaratri celebrations.
The CM will offer the 11.7 kg crown on behalf of the state government to goddess Bhadrakali in Warangal.
During the peak of the Telangana statehood agitation, KCR had vowed to present gold ornaments to deities of various temples if the wish for a separate state was fulfilled.
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After the new state was formed, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti government had passed a resolution to present gold ornaments to various temples in Telangana and Andhra.
The entire expense for the ornaments is being borne by the state government.
The government had approved Rs 5.59 crore from the Common Good Fund of the Endowments Department to make gold ornaments for the deities.