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PM, Rahul's Gujarat temple visits pure votebank politics: Owaisi

24 December 2017

Sensing the damage the news could do in the majority Hindu state, Gujarat, during the elections, the Congress came up with a claim that Rahul is a janeu-dhari (the one who wears Brahminical thread) Hindu.

Meanwhile, Rahul is expected to visit Gujarat's Somnath temple on Saturday ahead of a review meeting with newly-elected MLAs and party workers following Gujarat assembly election results.

Interacting with mediapersons here at his party office here, Mr Owaisi said the temple politics of both parties indicated that they were deliberately attempting to politically marginalise Muslims.

Addressing a rally of his supporters on Friday night, Owaisi said: "I want to ask the Congress party, why they went to so many temples in Gujarat and why they didn't visit even a single mosque, madarsa or dargah".

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In Gujarat, the Congress has lost the election but the party has been boasting about the results as a symbolic victory for its cadre as it instilled a sense of confidence within the ranks. During his campaign in Gujarat, the Congress president had made it a point to visit 26 temples, inviting allegations of peddling soft Hindutva. 70% of you believed this.

"Rahul Gandhi, is this the low level of political discourse that you are capable of?"

PM, Rahul's Gujarat temple visits pure votebank politics: Owaisi