But, the Puja organizers were not ready to take the idol at alternative waterbodies for immersion. Mayor Ram Gopal Mohaley tried to intervene around midnight to end the crisis. However, on failing in his bid Mohaley accused the officials for complicating the issue by saying that if the administration was serious for ensuring compliance of HC order why the officials didn’t stop the organizers from carrying out the procession towards Ganga from the puja venue.
The deadlock between district administration, police and puja organizers continued till Tuesday morning. Situation started worsening when groups of seers, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, Hindu Yuva Vahini and also some Bhartiya Janata Party leaders joined the sit-in of puja organizers at Godowlia. The saffron brigade also gave the call for Varanasi Bandh. The effect of this call was evident in adjoining markets of Chowk, Bansphatak, Girjaghar and Jangambadi.
The saffron brigade and police came face to face when a procession of Hindu Yuva Vahini reached Naisadak and started forcing traders to pull down their shutter. Bajrang Dal activists also reached Cantonment railway station to block GT road. The high drama continued as no senior official reached Godowlia to end the deadlock and find out solution against the problem.