Hundreds of activists of four Hindu organisations staged demonstration in Kranti Chowk on Sunday seeking dissolution of government-run committee of Vitthal temple in Pandharpur in Sholapur district.
These organisations include Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha and Raje Shiv Chhatrapati Yuva Manch.
Talking to LT, Bhau Suradkar, Ashok Kulkarni, Rajesh Jahagirdar said that the committee has been covering the scams committed by its members. These scams are to the tune of crores of rupees. There is no record of temple's land measuring hundreds of acres during last 28 years nor account of crores donated by devotees as well as there is no authentic valuation of gold jewellery of the temple for last many years.
They further said no audit report of the temple has been submitted to the government during last 3 decades. Hence, the guilty must be brought to the book.
Akhil Vakil, Sambhaji Mane, S L Deshmukh, Nikhil Urekar and others were present in the demonstration.