It is known that RTI activist complained on TTD having no licence and not following the rules in making laddus to FSAS. In this regard FSAS directed TTD board to apply for licence. TTD officials clarified to FSAS that Laddu is not a normal food material even then the rules are followed in making laddus. Devotees believe that eating a pinch of Laddu gives satisfaction equal to have darshan of Malayappa Swami. RTI activist Narasimha Rao claimed that "Laddu is not freely distributed. Anything that is sold comes under the rule to get the licence by Food Business Operators". In this regard he mentioned about the presence of panparag, nails, key chains and insects in laddus earlier.