Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru tried to stop then President Rajendra Prasad from participating in the rejuvenation programme of Somnath temple after independence.
"If we about our post-Independence time, our first President Dr Rajendra Prasad was among those who provided immense strength to Indian politics and democracy and contributed greatly towards it," he said.
"Who can forget his personality? He was a strong pillar of secularism in Indian politics and set an example that how Indian culture and values should be respected," said Adityanath.
"But despite all this, he did not worry about it and went there to inaugurate the programme of rejuvenation of Somnath temple from his own hands," said Adityanath.
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