Bhubaneswar, Nov 24: Concerns over the opening of temples in the state were raised in the Assembly on Tuesday.
Opposition chief whip and BJP leader Mohan Manji, veteram Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati and ruling BJD MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik demanded the opening of temples in the state during the zero hour.
They appealed before the Speaker to allow cultural programmes adhering to strict Covid-19 guidelines.
On the other hand, ruling BJD MLA Amar Prasad Satpathy said that reopening of temples and religious places is a sensitive issue. however, we have to look into the ground reality. Local administrations have been asked to reopen the temple keeping ground realities in view.