GANDHINAGAR: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday started his marketing campaign for meeting polls in north Gujarat with a discuss with to the well-known Akshardahm temple right here.
Akshardham temple belongs to the Swaminarayan sect, which has an enormous following a few of the Patel neighborhood, and the Congress is making an attempt to woo the neighborhood forward of the meeting election to be held in two stages on December nine and December 14.
Gandhi arrived right here on Saturday morning and went to the Akshardham temple. He introduced prayers to Lord Swaminarayan at the temple and started his three-day excursion which is able to quilt six districts.
The BJP criticised the transfer, announcing Gandhi used to be visiting Hindu temples simply forward of elections to get votes.
“Why Rahul Gandhi is only visiting temple ahead of elections. People know their intentions that they want to get votes by such gimmicks. They have no inclination of devotion as during Rahul Gandhi’s earlier trip he never visited any temple,” deputy leader minister Nitin Patel stated.
“We wish that Congress sheds its pseudo-secularism and respect mainstream Hindutva, but their gimmicks to get votes will not work in Gujarat,” Patel stated.
However, the Congress hit again, announcing other people will educate the BJP a lesson as it’s opposing a discuss with to temple.
“Does anybody have patent on devotion? They are opposing a visit to the temple. People of Gujarat will teach them a lesson,” Congress chief Shaktisinh Gohil stated.
“Rahul Gandhiji has visited Jain temple and Gurudwaras apart from Hindu temples. We believe in secularism,” he stated.
Gandhi goes to discuss with the well-known Ambaji temple in Banaskantha district in north Gujarat on Saturday night.
He had began his marketing campaign within the western state with a discuss with to the famend Dwarkadheesh temple.