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Dalit leader flays Nitish for Mahabodhi temple

Indian Justice Party president Udit Raj flayed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his alleged inaction to hand over management of the world-famous Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya, and threatened to launch a nationwide agitation on the issue.

‘The chief minister also acted on the lines of his predecessors Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi to protect the Hindu majority in the Mahabodhi temple management committee despite protests by the Buddhists for giving them its control,’ Raj said.

Raj alleged that the development and expansion plans of the Mahabodhi temple had suffered as the majority Hindu members of the committee did not take interest.

He urged the state government to amend the legislation enacted in 1949 to grant majority membership to the Buddhists in the temple management so that they could carry out its development and expansion plans with aid from the Buddhist countries.
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