Ganga declared ‘canal’: Locals, priests seek order rollback

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 17th May, 2018

Even attempts by the Britishers to dig a canal passing through Har ki Pauri were thwarted by the locals and priests. However, he denied that Ganga was described as a ‘canal’ in the order. Locals and priests of the temple town were also duly consulted. Haridwar: After recent assurance by VHP general secretary Rajendra Singh Pankaj that necessary steps would be taken to reverse the Congress government’s order declaring Ganga stretch as a canal, protests by locals and priests have once again started gaining momentum here. The upper Ganga canal begins after the Mayapur dam.” Ganga Sabha general secretary R K Mishra said, “The apex body of priests had written letters to the chief minister urging him to take necessary action in this regard.

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