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Sakshi Maharaj dares Rahul to contest poll against him

Press Trust of India  |  Unnao (UP) 

has dared to contest the 2019 polls against him, saying he will leave if he defeats him.

"I challenge to contest the 2019 against me (from Unnao). I will leave if he wins, but if he loses, he should leave (India) for Itay," the told reporters here Sunday.

The also attacked Gandhi for undertaking Mansarovar Yatra in early September this year, allegedly without maintaining "purity".

"We are not opposing his yatra. Why will the BJP do so? But it is written in 'shastra' (scriptures) that purity is needed for such yatras (pilgrimage). He should have become pure before doing the yatra. No one enters a temple without (maintaining) purity. Darshan is not justified after having non-veg foods," said

"He sometimes wears 'topi' (skull cap) and then becomes 'Shiv Bhakt'..", he said taking a dig at Gandhi.

The said he would welcome if builds a temple dedicated to Lord in Saifai (Etawah).

On whether will be a poll issue in the 2019 polls, said "As of now the issue is 'sabka saath sabka vikas' but in 'yudh' (war), the issue depends on situation."

The BJP MP also claimed the Opposition's fear of defeat from the BJP is the reason behind their efforts to forge a pre-poll alliance.

"The opposition is afraid of the BJP and that is why they are talking of grand alliance," he added.

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

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 15:45 IST
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