The demolition of 300 old Alwar temples raised a political tussle between the BJP and Congress. The row intensified like a wildfire. The Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan was put on the backfoot after receiving heavy criticism from the BJP.
The Alwar district administration announced on Saturday that all three temples demolished in the anti-encroachment drive in Rajgarh would be reconstructed.
Three temples and some shops were demolished early this week on Sunday and Monday in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, with officials describing the action as part of an anti-encroachment drive to widen a road in Rajgarh town.
“There were three temples. Two were private, and one was built on a drain. The administration removed idols after unanimous consensus with the people. “Temples will be built on non-controversial land with the proper agreement of the people by the municipality,” Sunita Pankaj, Additional District Magistrate of Alwar, said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decided to investigate the demolition of a 300-year-old Shiva temple in Rajasthan. The temple was demolished in Sarai Mohalla in the Alwar district of Rajasthan.
After the demolition, the mudslinging and games of allegation started. Meanwhile, Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia accused the Congress of being behind the demolition, while state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra asserted that it was the decision of the city’s municipality headed by the saffron party.