Vastavam web: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi is exhibiting “fancy dress Hinduism” to fool people and demanded action against his party colleague Shashi Tharoor for his “scorpion” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The saffron party’s attack on Gandhi came in the backdrop of his frequent visits to temples the latest being a trip to Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar temple Monday, ahead of his tour of the politically significant Malwa-Nimar region in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.
The ruling party asked Gandhi to expel Tharoor from the Congress for his controversial remarks against Modi. “The objectionable statement of Tharoor, who is very close to Rahul Gandhi, has disrespected not only the holy deity of Lord Mahadev, worshipped by crores of Hindus, but also Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”In such a situation, how will he (Gandhi) offer prayers at the Mahakal temple,” BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters here.
Alleging that Congress leaders were continuously disrespecting the Hindus by making objectionable statements, Patra demanded that Gandhi apologise for Tharoor’s remarks and expel the 62-year-old UN diplomat-turned-politician from the party. “After the Antony committee’s report, Rahul Gandhi is exhibiting fancy dress Hinduism continuously. To mislead the Hindus, he is sporting a “janeu” (scared thread) over the shirt. We demand that ‘janeudhari’ Rahul Gandhi clarify to which ‘gotra’ (clan) does he belong to,” Patra said. He also said since Gandhi had not given any answer to this question, people were calling him a “Vatican gotra ka Brahmin”.