Delhi

Bill moved against Kashi Vishwanath corridor

Sanjay Singh  

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh has moved a private member’s Bill in Rajya Sabha opposing the Kashi Vishwanath corridor, alleging that the construction of the 700-metre corridor would lead to demolition of several temples.

In a statement on Friday, Mr. Singh said the Bill seeks to declare Varanasi or Kashi the “oldest living city of utmost national importance” as well as the restoration of destroyed temples.

“Lakhs of people have been forced to leave their hundred-year-old establishments for the construction of the corridor. Along with attacking the city’s heritage by demolishing centurie- old temples, the government is also pulling down private establishments of the people. The only solution to the problems of the people is to identify and rebuild the demolished sites in the city,” said Mr. Singh said.

He added that the AAP would be launching a yatra from Ayodhya to Kashi from Saturday, with the aim of “Bhajpa Bhagao, Bhagwaan Bachao (remove BJP, save God)”.

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