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Cong stages walkout in UP Assembly over 'demolition' of temples in Varanasi

Demanding "pardon" from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from "125 crore people" on the issue, Congress members staged a walkout from the House

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

CM Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference on completion of four years of Narendra Modi government at the Centre, at the party office in Lucknow on Saturday | Photo: PTI

members staged walkout from the Assembly Thursday, alleging demolition of temples in for the Vishwanath corridor and "throwing away" of Lord statues by the

As the House met in the morning, Legislature Party wanted to raise the issue which, he said, amounted to "playing with the sentiments of 125 crore 'Sanatan Dharma' followers".

He alleged that in a number of temples were demolished in the name of Vishwanath corridor and statues of Lord were "thrown" out.

He wanted a discussion on the issue, but did not accept his plea.

Later, demanding "pardon" from Yogi Adityanath from "125 crore people" on the issue, members staged a walkout from the House.

"The BJP government is playing with the sentiments of 125 crore people by demolishing temples. Yogi and should express regret and seek pardon from them," the CLP later told reporters.

He also demanded the chief minister's resignation over an incident in where a girl was allegedly burnt alive on December 18 by some people.

First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 14:35 IST
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