Basavaraj Bommai promises to provide free hands to temples
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has announced that he will bring a bill to provide free hands to the temples from government control.
Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has decided to implement one more agenda of the party and Sangh Parivar giving free hand to temples in the state. It was the 2018 poll promises of the ruling BJP.
Recently, the BJP government has introduced anti-conversion law in the Assembly. Now it has decided to give autonomy to the temple in the state. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that law will be brought to release the temples from the administrative control of the state government. The bill will be introduced in the next session.
“Our government will bring a bill to release the Hindu temples from administrative control of the state government. There will be full freedom and autonomy to the temples”, Mr. Bommai said in the BJP state executive meeting, held at Hubballi
“Our seniors have apprised me of their opinion on how places of worship belonging to other religions have separate laws to protect them and give them freedom of administration. But Hindu temples are restricted under government control. They have raised concerns over how the temples’ own funds can’t be spent unless there is bureaucratic consent,” the CM said, right before making the big announcement.
Both BJP and RSS has demanded for free of the temples from government control. In 2018 manifesto, the BJP has promised that if the party come to power, it will get free from all Hindu temples from government control and will give complete autonomy to the temples.
Right-wing leaders have argued that when Mosques and Churches have autonomy, why not temples should be given free hand in administration.
Recently Muzrai and Wakf Minister Shashikala Jolle had said that 34,563 Hindu temples and institutions in the state are administered by the Hindu religious institutions and charitable endowments (aka Muzrai) department.