Varanasi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran leader Subrahmanyam Swamy has demanded the central government to acquire land for the renovation of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura. He wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi two days ago, seeking to amend the Places of Worship Act 1991. The Act provides for the right to maintain the 'religious form' of the sacred structures that had been in existence since 15 August 1947.
This law prohibits any temple to be converted into a mosque or a mosque into a temple. Swamy has urged PM Modi to direct the Law Ministry to amend the law, especially Section 4. Swamy has written in his letter that, "This act was enacted by the Congress government led by Narasimha Rao."
In fact, Swami raised this issue once again on Sunday, while he was giving the Ashok Singhal Memorial Lecture in Varanasi. Swamy further said that after the Supreme Court's decision to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya, people are now eagerly waiting for the expansion of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Krishna Janmabhoomi.