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BJP demands reconstruction of Krishna temple in Moscow

March 18, 2006 16:40 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday demanded in Lok Sabha reconstruction of a 'Hare Krishna' temple in Moscow and asked Government to convey its views to the Russian authorities.

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, BJP's Deputy Leader V K Malhotra said a new temple should be constructed since the older temple had been demolished. The design for the new temple has also been approved, he said.

Claiming that the Mayor of London and some influential bodies have supported the reconstruction of the temple, Malhotra said an orthodox group in Russia was opposing it. Party colleague Santhosh Kumar Gangwar supported him in his contention.

Prabhunath Singh (JD-U) appealed to government to allow an increase in MPs' quota to recommend free treatment to poor people in hospitals. His demand was supported by several MPs cutting across party lines.

Observing that at present members can only recommend 10 people for free treatment, Singh also wanted Government to release necessary assistance to meet the needs of poor people.

Ramjilal Suman (Samajwadi Party) urged the government to restore the minority character of Aligarh Muslim University.

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Sub: Why?

Does not make any sense..Is it a news item to report on the first page??

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Sub: Moscow temple

IT is rediculous that the BJP cannot construct "RAM TEMPLE in AYODHAYA in place of the BABRI MASJID. They are dreaming of making a temple ...

Posted by venu narayan

Sub: BJP 'Demands' rebuilding of temple in Russia

BJP needs to get out of this habit of 'demanding' things from everyone and his uncle. Some affiliated organization has apparently sued California Board of ...

Posted by B U Kulkarni

Sub: Temple in Moscow

It is for the Hindus in Moscow to make such a demand in the first place. How many Hindus are there in Moscow?

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