You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Rahul Gandhi is anti-temple: Sushil Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said vice-president was anti-temple and that his visits to the shrines in Gujarat, sporting a "tilak", and talks of his wearing a "janeu" (a sacred thread Brahmins wear) were aimed at hiding this.

"When the country's first president, Rajendra Prasad, a son of Bihar's soil, had performed a puja at the Somnath temple in Gujarat, the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who was a proponent of pseudo-secularism, had expressed his strong disapproval," the senior leader tweeted.

"Guided by the same ideology, leader is now arguing against the Ram temple before the Supreme Court," he said, referring to the former Union minister representing the Sunni Waqf Board, a party to the Ayodhya title dispute, in the apex

Yesterday, Sibal had prayed to the Supreme for deferring the hearing on the title suit till after the 2019 polls.

However, the has distanced itself from Sibal's stand.

Taking a dig at Gandhi, who is all set to become the Congress president, Sushil Modi said he was trying to "hide his anti-temple face by resorting to tilak-janeu and temple tourism".

Gandhi's aggressive campaign in poll-bound has drawn the ire of many NDA leaders. JD(U) president and had recently alleged that the Congress' poll strategy in was veering towards extremism.

The 182-member Assembly will go to the polls in two phases -- on December 9 and 14 -- and the counting of votes will be taken up on December 18.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 22:35 IST