NMA’s draft bylaws: BJD MPs meet Minister Pralhad Joshi


Bhubaneswar: A delegation of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs on Saturday met Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and demanded that the Centre should withdraw the draft bylaws issued by National Monuments Authority (NMA) on Ananta Basudev and Brahmeswar temples.

The BJD has been putting pressure on the Centre for withdrawal of the bylaws, which prohibit construction around the temples.

The state government is taking up several steps for the beautification of Lingaraj Temple.

After the Centre’s notification for withdrawal of the draft bylaws for Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha government has requested the NMA to withdraw the same for Lingaraj and Brahmeswar Temples in Bhubaneswar.