Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The Union Culture Minister Prahalad Singh Patel on Monday has withdrawn the draft by laws framed by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) prohibiting construction works around Puri Srimandir.
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The withdrawn has been done after a delegation of BJD and BJP MPs from the state met Union Culture Minister demanding withdrawal of the controversial bye-laws.
The Culture Minister had assured the BJD delegation led by MPs Pinaki Mishra and Bhartruhari Mahtab to roll back the proposed bye-laws.
Earlier today morning, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his visit to Srimandir said that he had spoken to the Centre regarding removal of the bye-laws. Yesterday, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had written a letter to the NMA urging for the same.
“I have spoken to the NMA. The Centre should remove the new bylaws and nobody can stop the good work for the Lord.” said Chief Minister.