The Jannayak Janta party will begin construction of a grand Guru Ravidas temple in Kurukshetra in February next year, its leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, Dushyant Chautala, said on Sunday.
Construction of the temple and educational facility will begin on Guru Ravidas Jayanti in February, Chautala told a state-level conference of the party’s Scheduled Caste Cell in Panchkula, according to a party statement. .
Chautala said that in view of the social differences resulting from village chaupals bearing caste names, these would be named Dr BR Ambedkar Bhavans. New gram panchayats, which will be formed after the next panchayat polls, can adopt a resolution and send a proposal to the government in this regard, he said.
Panchayat elections in the state will be held in phases starting October 30. Chautala said the BJP-JJP coalition government in the state was working wholeheartedly for the welfare of the scheduled castes and weaker sections and had taken a number of measures for their upliftment.
Chautala said the SC cell has an important role in the party. Be it the assembly elections in 2019 or the membership campaign, the SC cell has worked tirelessly in all party activities, he said. Minister of State Anoop Dhanak and JJP State Chairman Nishan Singh also addressed the meeting.
(With PTI inputs)