AAP MP Sanjay Singh threatens protests if FIR not scrapped for march against demolition of temples

Singh alleged that Yogi Adityanath government is "destorying" the holy city of Varanasi by the demolition of temples for Kashi Vishwanath corridor project.

Published: 15th January 2019 09:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2019 09:45 PM   |  A+A-

Sanjay Singh

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Senior AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh Tuesday demanded that the BJP government in UP withdraw an FIR registered against him and his followers, saying he will continue protest over alleged demolition of temples in Varanasi.

Singh alleged that Yogi Adityanath government is "destorying" the holy city of Varanasi by the demolition of temples for Kashi Vishwanath corridor project.

The AAP leader had taken out 'BJP Bhagao, Bhagwan Bachao' march from Ayodhya to Varanasi along with his supporters last week.

"The administrations of all the districts through which the march passed was informed about it.

Yet the Yogi Adityanath government and its police registered a case against me, my six companions and over 250 other people," Singh said at a press conference.

He said he will sit on a 'dharna' at Faizabad (Ayodhya) on January 23 if the FIR is not scrapped.

Singh has been on the forefront on opposing alleged demolition of temples due to the construction of the 700-metre-long Kashi Vishwanath corridor.

"The age-old traditions and identity of Varanasi are being eliminated by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government in the name of Kashi corridor.

Several temples of Lord Krishna, Lord Ganesha, and even a 5,000-year-old Bharat Mata temple has been demolished," said Singh.

He said that if the FIR is not withdrawn, he will launch a movement and take out another march in UP to expose the "anti-Hindu" face of the BJP government in the state.

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