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Nehru tried to stop Rajendra Prasad from going to Somnath temple's rejuvenation programme: Yogi Adityanath

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Chief Minister on Saturday said that former tried to stop then from participating in the rejuvenation programme of after independence.

While heaping praise on the Dr Rajendra Prasad, Adityanath said that he was the pillar of 'secularism' and strongly upheld the values of 'democracy.'

"If we about our post-Independence time, our Dr was among those who provided immense strength to Indian and democracy and contributed greatly towards it," he said.

"Who can forget his personality? He was a strong pillar of secularism in Indian and set an example that how Indian culture and values should be respected," said Adityanath.

However, Adityanath slammed first

"After independence when talks of rejuvenation of were taking place, then tried that President does not come to that programme."

"But despite all this, he did not worry about it and went there to inaugurate the programme of rejuvenation of from his own hands," said Adityanath.

Eight constituencies in voted for the first phase of on April 11.

The election is scheduled in in all seven phases for its 80 Parliamentary constituencies. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 22:16 IST