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Centre should withdraw NMA bylaws for Ekamra Kshetra temples: Naveen Patnaik.

Days after the Central government withdrew the draft heritage bylaws issued by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) for Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday demanded withdrawal of the bylaws for temples in Ekamra Kshetra area of Bhubaneswar as well.

In a statement, Patnaik appealed to MPs from Odisha to take up the matter with the Union government. “Central government should immediately withdraw the National Monuments Authority draft bylaws on Ananta Basudev and Brahmeshwar temple of Ekamra Kshetra,” he said. “It would have been appropriate for the central agencies to take the state into confidence on sensitive religious issues.”

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