Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said the Central government should immediately withdraw the National Monuments Authority draft bylaws on Ananta Basudev and Brahmeswar Temples of Ekamra Kshetra.
The Chief Minister said it would have been appropriate for the Central agencies to take the state into confidence on sensitive religious issues.
Notably, the draft rules prohibit construction works around the temples.
“Central Govt should immediately withdraw the National Monuments Authority Draft Bylaws on Ananta Basudev & Brahmeswar Temple of #EkamraKshetra. It would have been appropriate for the Central agencies to take the State into confidence on sensitive religious issues,” tweeted Patnaik.
“I appeal to all the MPs from #Odisha to take up this sensitive matter with the Union Government & @prahladspatel, as it involves the sentiments of lakhs of devotees of #Odisha, lives and livelihood of sebayats, linked to the smooth conduct of Nitis of Lord Lingaraj,” he further tweeted.