Samajwadi Party state president Shivpal Yadav Monday claimed that he was removed as a minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government for checking “wrongs” in the party.
Shivpal was in Sambhal district to lay the foundation stone for Kalki Dhaam, but the event was put on hold by the district administration on Sunday after protests by Muslims.
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However, Shivpal addressed a public gathering on the occasion of the five-day Kalki Mahotsav, which began on Monday, and asked the authorities to allow construction of a Kalki temple in Sambhal. He said that had the bureaucracy worked properly, no one would have dared protest against construction of Kalki Dhaam, which he said should be built at any cost.
In view of protests by Muslims against the construction of the temple proposed to be built by Acharya Pramod Krishnan, there was a massive police deployment in the area.
“I got to know yesterday that roadblocks are being created. But this work must go on, I direct officials to remove these obstacles,” said Shivpal.