Karnataka Minister Eswarappa stirs up a row, says temples to be built in Kashi, Mathura too

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The former BJP state president said that Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura were the centres of Hindu belief

Karnataka Minister K S Eshwarappa courted controversy on Wednesday when he allegedly said that mosques were constructed over temples in Kashi and Mathura. He allegedly went on to say further that temples would come up at these places after razing mosques, said news a report.

Eshwarappa, the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister, was addressing people at a temple in Shivamogga city as part of the foundation laying ceremony of the Ram temple at Ayodhya on Wednesday morning.

While expressing happiness over the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, he allegedly said that such actions would take place at Kashi and Mathura as well stirring up a controversy, reported The New Indian Express.

He claimed that mosques were built over temples in these two UP cities and allegedly said that temples would be rebuilt there after demolishing mosques on the lines of Babri Masjid.

The former BJP state president said that Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura were the centres of Hindu belief and alleged that they looked like symbols of slavery because the temples of Ram, Krishna and Vishwanath were razed to build mosques there.

He reportedly said that the Hindus around the world nurture a dream to remove those symbols of slavery on the lines of Ayodhya.

Eshwarappa was firm on his speech and reiterated the same remarks while talking to reporters.

Kashi, Mathura and Ayodhya, should emerge as places of devotion to the nation, Eshwarappa said.

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: The New Indian Express

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