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Complaint between AAP and BJP over demolition of temple at Chandni Chowk

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP are blaming each other for demolishing the temple. The AAP has alleged that the BJP-led MCD has demolished the 100-year-old Hanuman temple.

Allegations of demolition of a Hanuman temple in Chandni Chowk on Sunday as part of an ongoing beautification scheme between the Delhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Delhi units intensified on Sunday. A senior official of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) said the temple had been demolished as a “possession” by a High Court order. “In August 2012, the Home Department of the Delhi government told the NDMC commissioner that the religious committee could not review the case on the basis of which the court had decided. The municipal corporation was also directed to take appropriate action as per the High Court order,” he said.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP are blaming each other for demolishing the temple. The AAP has alleged that the BJP-led MCD has demolished the 100-year-old Hanuman temple. Durgesh Pathak, a senior party leader and in-charge of the Delhi Municipal Corporation, said, “The real face of the BJP calling itself a party of Hindus has been exposed to the whole country today.” At the same time, the BJP’s Delhi unit counter-attacked and condemned the demolition of the temple and claimed that the AAP government had launched a beautification project at Chandni Chowk. BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor wrote a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condemning the demolition of the temple and demanding its reconstruction. Kapoor said locals opposed the beautification scheme run by the Delhi government at Chandni Chowki because three religious structures had to be demolished under it.

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