New Delhi , 06 JAN 2021|| News Desk

Synopsis:
Delhi Congress workers protest against the demolition of Hanuman Temple in Chandni Chowk, due to the complicity of the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party. Congress demands the reconstruction of the Hanuman Temple with the original idol of Lord Hanumanji. If the liquor vend in front of the Akshardham Temple is not shut immediately, then Congress will mount a strong agitation—Ch. Anil Kumar.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ch. Anil Kumar warned, on behalf of the devotees of Lord Hanuman, that if the idol of Lord Hanumanji from the demolished historic temple at Chandni Chowk is not restored and installed with proper religious rites, and the liquor shop at the Akshardham Metro Station Shopping Mall, in front of the world-famous Akshardham Temple, is not shut immediately, the Congress party will start an agitation and take legal steps, till our demands are met. He said that it was ironic that Chief Minister Arvind, along with his family and Cabinet colleagues, had held a puja at the Akshardham Temple on Deepawali Day, to discourage people from bursting crackers, had no compunction in allotting a private liquor vend in the Akshardham Mall. Ch. Anil Kumar said that the Delhi Congress strongly protests the demolition of the Hanuman Temple and opening of the Akshardham liquor vend.

Addressing a press conference at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan, here today, Ch. Anil Kumar said that CM Arvind, and his deputy Manish ‘Majithia’, were making all-out efforts to allow liquor flow in the Capital. He said that by reducing the legal age of drinking from 25 to 21, Arvind and Manish ‘Majithia”, will be destroying the future of the youth, as had been done by minister Majithia during the Chief Ministership of Badal in Punjab. Ch. Anil Kumar asked why the issue of the displacement of the  Hanuman Mandir was not taken up, and discussed with the concerned stakeholders, during the re-development plan of Chandni Chowk was drawn up.

A large number of Congress workers today held a protest against the demolition of the decades’ old “Pracheen” Hanuman Mandir in Chandni Chowk by the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation with the sanction of the Arvind Government. Prominent among those who participated in the demonstration were DPCC vice-president Shri Mudit Agarwal and Chandni Chowk District Congress Committee president Mohd. Usman. Police took the demonstrators into custody and detained them at the Kotwali Police Station.

Congress workers shouted anti-BJP and anti-Arvind Government slogans for colluding in the demolition of the Hanuman Temple and then levelling charges and counter-charges to mislead and fool the people. Ch. Anil Kumar said that the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party Governments had not put the correct facts before the court, but only projected that the Hanuman Temple was an ‘encroachment’ on the pedestrian pathway in Chandni Chowk, and it was coming in the way of the redevelopment of the historic place.

Shri Mudit Agarwal said that re-development did not mean wanton destruction of iconic, historical structures, in disregard to our culture and heritage. He said that CM Arvind, who prays at the Hanuman temple and chants the Hanuman Chalisa to get the people’s votes before the Assembly elections, had no conscious pangs before giving his approval for the demolition of the temple, terming it as an ‘encroachment’, to the North Delhi MCD, ruled by the BJP. He said that the BJP, which claims to be the ‘custodians’ of Hinduvata, had no qualms in demolishing the temple, either. He also raised the question of why the Arvind Government did not file an application in the High Court while there was clear direction from the Supreme Court.

Ch. Anil Kumar said that the Arvind Government had recklessly allotted liquor vends in the past seven years, in every nook and corner of the Capital, to oblige his relatives and friends, which should be probed. He said that the Arvind Government doubled the excise revenue in the last seven years, and the projected revenue is Rs 7500 crore under the new liberal excise policy if implemented. He said that it was shocking that the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations of Delhi had no objection in the opening of liquor vends in every municipal ward. He said that it was shocking that the Arvind Government has shut 461 ration shops, though the number of liquor vends, had gone up substantially by 420. Ch. Anil Kumar said that the present Delhi Government was not by the Aam Aadmi nor for the people, but is a “Sharab and Nashe Ki Sarkar”.

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