Just three days before the first phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP government has declared that they will develop the ‘Krishna Janambhoomi’ in Mathura. Following the ‘Kashi Model,’ The party believes that the Krishna Janambhoomi temple in the district is a major international tourism spot that can generate more revenue for the state.
The party is working towards ‘cultural nationalism,’ while explaining the importance of this, Shrikant Sharma, the State’s Energy Minister said, “We waited for 500 years for ram mandir. Then Kashi Vishwanath corridor happened under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Based on the Kashi model, our government is committed to all round development of Braj Chaurasi kos. the development of Braj as a religious and cultural centre is our priority.”
UP CM Aditya Yoginath has already declared that after Ayodhya and Varanasi, Kashi Mathura temples will be the priority of BJP.
However, The Congress party alleged that Krishna Janambhoomi is not even a concrete matter. They claimed that the public of UP is concerned about Yamuna restoration, employment development and peace.
Pradeep Mathur, Congress candidate said, “in Mathura and Vrindavan, the temple issue is absolutely non-prevalent. We already have a beautiful Krishna Janmabhoomi temple stretch in a vast area. They (BJP) want to raise this issue because everything else failed. They think, by creating an issue they can win over but this issue was turned down by the people.” (Reported by ANI)
Uttar Pradesh, elections will be held in 403 assembly seats in seven phases from 10th February to 7th March and results will be declared on 10th March.