BJP faces anger over temple demolition

Tejasvi Surya and Pratap Simha, both Bharatiya Janata party’s parliamentarians faced anger from a crowd while inaugurating a private hospital in Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka. The video of the incident has circulated in social media showing the MPs trying to calm the crowd down, which was upset with their visit due to the demolition of temples in the stat. MP Tejasvi Surya later stated that the congress was trying to politicise the issue. Both the congress and other opposition parties have expressed their dissent to the demolition of the temples, but the MP says this is ‘psuedo concern’ and comes from people ‘who celebrated Tipu Jayanti and destroyed statues’.

BJP’s Simha said that the Chief Minister of the state, Basavaraj Bomai will resolve the matter. He stated that he understands the pain of the people over the said issue, and that he is ‘confident’ that the chief minister will look into the matter, by respecting the Supreme Court Order. The state government who has been carrying out demolition of illegally constructed temples as per a SC order have faced disappointment from its supporters and the general public. The opposition congress and many MLAs and party leaders have expressed their anger.

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