Rath Yatra 2020: Puri Gajapati requests Odisha CM to move SC


Bhubaneswar: Chairman of Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee and Puri Gajapati, Dibyasingha Deb on Saturday wrote a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to approach the Supreme Court for partial modification of its order to permit for conducting Rath Yatra only in Puri.

“The Managing Committee and the Chhatisa Nijoga unanimously decided to appeal to the State Government to immediately move the Hon’ble Supreme Court for a modification of the Hon’ble Court’s Order of 18th instant so as to allow the world-famous Ratha Yatra in Puri,” said Puri Gajapati.

Several petitions have been filed in the apex court for partial modification of its order.

Earlier, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed Rath Yatra across Odisha in view of COVID-19 situation.