People using Gotra and Janeu to gain prominence, claims Yogi Adityanath - TNBCLive

With an apparent attack on Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that “people” are using Gotra and Janeu (sacred threat) to gain prominence in politics.

Without directly referring to Mr. Gandhi, CM Adityanath said that “The word Kumbh has started becoming prevalent. It has become a fashion and trademark for the branding of one’s programme… These days people are showing their Gotra and Janeu to become prominent in the country’s politics.”

“The people who described themselves as accidentally Hindu are now realizing that they are also Hindus. (They are realizing) it is not accidental and we are Hindus in the real sense. Now they are remembering their Janeu and Gotra. I think this is the victory of India’s Sanatan faith. This is the victory of our beliefs,” he added.

Last year, Congress has described Mr. Gandhi as a Hindu “janeu dhari” (one who wears the sacred threat).

Rahul Gandhi has visited prominent temples during his election campaigns for the recently concluded Assembly Elections in the state has been alleged by his critics of peddling soft-Hindutva for electoral gains. After Mr. Gandhi has visited a temple in election-bound Madhya Pradesh, a BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has enquired about his Gotra.

Details of Mr. Gandhi’s Gotra were “revealed” by a Rajasthani priest, where he had visited a temple while election campaigning. The priest in Lake Pushkar addressed Rahul Gandhi as a “Dattatreya” and a Kashmiri Brahmin.

Congress wins over BJP in the Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections and is ready to form a new government in all three states.

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