Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP from Nepal-bordering Gorakhpur,Yogi Adityanath plans to lead a team of right wing organisations to Nepal to assist in the reconstruction of the temples that were damaged in the earthquake.
Adityanath, who is the head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt in Gorakhpur, visited Sonauli town, which is on the border, on Saturday to oversee relief work done by his Gorakhnath temple trust. “Two teams sent by the Gorakhnath temple trust are carrying out relief and rehabilitation works in Kathmandu valley as well as the Gorkha district that was the epicentre of the earthquake. I visited some villages and assured all assistance to the quake victims. The inclement weather is playing villain in the relief work” he said.
The MP said that India has a cultural and religious bond with Nepal. “The temples and pagodas in the Bhaktapur area have been badly damaged. The Gorakhnath temple trust has a long association with Nepal and has built some of the temples as well. Once the situation turns normal we will hold talks with the Nepalese government for the reconstruction of the temples”, he said.
Adityanath said he had met officers of security agencies on the border and held discussions regarding measures being taken to check infiltration of the anti-national and anti-social elements into India after the earthquake. “The central intelligence agencies have already sounded an alert that anti-national elements might take advantage of the chaos in Nepal to enter India and engage in disruptive activities,” he said.