The JVM on Wednesday demanded the removal of a newly built Hanuman temple from the premises of the chief minister’s official residence, threatening to approach the judiciary as well as “people’s court” if its plea was ignored.
Principal general secretary of JVM Pradeep Yadav argued that setting up a temple on the premises of chief minister Arjun Munda’s Ranchi residence was unethical and also against the secular spirit of the Constitution.
If a follower of some other faith became the CM, he or she might be in a dilemma to stay in the official residence, he said. Yadav also alleged that Munda had used official funds for construction of the temple, inaugurated on June 29.
Yadav, who was once associated with the BJP and had backed the Babri Masjid demolition, said he would produce proofs at an appropriate time.