Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has announced to free 51 temples and shrines including Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri from government control.
“There will be a review on the decision of formation of Char Dham Devasthanam Board. State government’s management over 51 prominent temples to be removed,” he said.
Welcoming the announcement, VHP Central Secretary General Milind Parande said it is not the function of any government to control temples or interfere in the day-to-day affairs of its wealth or management.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy lauded the state government’s and called it a ‘responsive government in a democracy.’
Interestingly, the decision of Uttarakhand government to free the temples comes on the same day of a VHP meeting on the same issue at Haridwar. A resolution was also passed to free all Temples from Govt Control.