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Chardham priests body to contest Uttarakhand polls

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
November 18, 2021 15:53 IST
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An organisation of Chardham priests on Thursday announced it will field candidates on 15 seats in the upcoming Uttarakhand assembly polls.

IMAGE: Priests stage a protest against the Chardham Devasthanam in Rudraprayag . Photograph: ANI Photo

The Chardham Teerth-Purohit Hak Hakookdhari Mahapanchayat Samiti made the announcement at a press conference after holding its general body meeting in Rishikesh.

"We will field our candidates on 15 assembly seats but they will strategically influence the outcome of many other seats," its president Krishna Kant Kotiyal said.


The Samiti will also launch an awareness campaign to build public opinion against the Devasthanam Board, he said.

"We will tell people how BJP put an end to a 2500 year old tradition to constitute the board infringing upon our rights," he said.

The Samiti said it will also 'gherao' the state assembly during its forthcoming session to be held in Gairsain on the issue, he said.

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