Social activist Anna Hazare has questioned the Maharashtra government’s stand of not reopening temples in the state. He has said that if there is an agitation to lift the ban on temples, then he will give his support to it. Hazare questioned the Thackeray government’s refusal to reopen temples and for this he also took a dig at the government, pointing to the “long queues” outside liquor shops.
On Saturday at Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district, Anna Hazare said a delegation of some people demanding reopening of temples had met him. He said, “Why is the state government not opening the temple? What danger does the state government see in opening the temple for the people? If Covid is the reason, then why are there huge queues outside liquor shops.”
The Uddhav Thackeray-led government has reopened many areas in view of the improvement in the coronavirus situation and fully vaccinated people have been allowed to travel in local trains in Mumbai. However, the state government is still shying away from reopening religious places for fear of the spread of the coronavirus, especially as the third wave of the pandemic is anticipated. Notably, the opposition BJP has been demanding that the temples be reopened for the people.
Let us inform, with the arrival of 4666 new cases of corona virus infection in Maharashtra on Sunday, the number of people affected by the infection in the state increased to 64 lakh 56 thousand 939. During this, after the death of 131 patients of Covid, the death toll increased to 1 lakh 37 thousand 157.