Preparation to bring a motion in the House to give valid status to Hanuman temple built in Chandni Chowk

NDMC Mayor Jai Prakash said that a draft proposal will be brought in the upcoming house of NDMC to give valid status to the structure and work should start for it.

22nd February, 2021

North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Mayor Jai Prakash (Mayor Jai Prakash) said that a high level meeting of NDMC officials and senior BJP leaders took place on Monday. In this meeting, it was decided that a motion will be brought in the House to give valid status to Hanuman Mandir built in Chandni Chowk.

Consideration of ways to give valid status to the temple

The meeting of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation is scheduled to take place on Thursday. Prakash said, "It was decided in the meeting that a draft proposal will be brought in the upcoming house of NDMC to give valid status to the structure and work should start for it." Apart from Prakash, Deputy Mayor of NDMC, Chairman of Standing Committee, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Legal Officer were present in the meeting. The Mayor said, "But before the meeting of the House, we also want to have a meeting with other parties in the NDMC - Congress and Aam Aadmi Party members so that consensus can be formed." Prakash had said on Sunday that the Municipal Corporation would consider ways of granting valid status to the Hanuman temple built temporarily at Chandni Chowk.

The temple was demolished in January.

Let me remind you that a temple was demolished in January on the orders of the High Court, in view of the beautification plan of Delhi's Chandni Chowk. But a month and a half after that, the temporary temple has been rebuilt overnight at the same place. The Mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) had claimed that the structure was prepared by 'Hanuman devotees'. There was a dispute between the BJP and AAP's Delhi units in early January over the demolition of the old Hanuman temple here. A senior officer of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation had then said that the temple was demolished on the court's order to remove the encroachment.

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Reported by:
Khushbu Kumari Jha