Recently, a massive controversy had erupted when Rahul Gandhi’s name was allegedly mentioned in the register meant for non-Hindu visitors at Gujarat's Somnath Temple.
A poster race has started between leaders of the Congress party throughout the country. Be it at block level leader or a parliamentarian, every Congress leader is congratulating Rahul Gandhi for his election as party president through billboards and posters. Amid all the drama, one poster in Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency Amethi has become the talk of the town. In the poster, Rahul Gandhi has been described as a descendant of Lord Parashurama. News 18 reports that the poster was published by youth Congress leader Abhishek Vajpayee. The poster reads: “Shiv bhakt, Bhagwan Parashuram ke vansaj, Janeudhari Pt. Rahul Gandhi Ji ko Bharatiya Rashtriya Congress party ka rashtriya adhyaksha banaye jane par hardik badhai (Congratulations to Pt. Rahul Gandhi, the Lord Shiva devotee, descendant of Lord Parashuram and janeudhari for being appointed the president of Indian National Congress).” Abhishek is the son of senior Congress leader Gopichand.
Recently, a massive controversy had erupted when Gandhi’s name was allegedly mentioned in the register meant for non-Hindu visitors at Gujarat’s Somnath Temple.
An image of the visitors’ book was shared on social media platforms which showed Rahul Gandhi’s name in register meant for non-Hindu visitors.
BJP leaders had hit out at Congress and Rahul Gandhi. The saffron party leaders also called out to Rahul to clarify his religion. Hitting back at BJP, the Congress party had said that Rahul Gandhi is a “Janeu Dhari” (one who wears a sacred thread) and “Shiv Bhakta.”
Here’s another similar poster from local leader Haseeb Ahmad
Later, Rahul had also also attacked the BJP later. “My family, my grandmother are Shiv Bhakts. We keep these things private. We don’t speak about these things in public. Because, we think it is a very personal matter and we don’t need anyone else’s certificate about it,” Rahul Gandhi said while addressing traders in a closed-door meeting in Amreli, Gujarat. “We do not want to commercialise this thing. We don’t want to do ‘dalali’ over it. We do not want to use it for political purposes too,” he added.
Rahul reportedly made around 30 visits to temples during his campaign trail for Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017. He was also criticised for playing the soft-Hinduism card in the ongoing elections.