Congress dubs PM Modi's Varanasi temple visit as 'politics over worship'

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 05 (ANI): Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for visiting temple during his Varanasi road show, the Congress on Sunday said doing politics over 'worship' doesn't suit his stature. "Everybody goes to temple but when a Prime Minister visits a temple for personal benefit that too while campaigning then it doesn't suit him. Doing politics over worship and devotion doesn't suit him," Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI. Asserting that the rally of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was better than that of Prime Minister, Dikshit said that one could clearly see that there is wave of SP-Congress in Varanasi. "The result will tell everything. The Uttar Pradesh people are with Rahul and Akhilesh," he added. Prime Minister Modi yesterday offered several litres of milk, Ganga jal and flowers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and performed aarti at the sanctum sanctorum during a break in his road show. Wooing the electorate in his constituency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday asserted that he has made Kashi his 'Karya Kshetra' so that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can regain the pride of the region, which has lost its shine under the current Samajwadi Party (SP) Government. Expressing full confidence in his party's chances in the state polls, the Prime Minister said that even if he had not visited Kashi, his own constituency, BJP would have emerged victorious, however, he still wanted to come and address the people as they were close to his heart. "Back in 2014, I could not visit Varanasi as the Election Commission did not allow me to carry out a rally. Since then I have always wanted to come and speak to you. Kashi for me is not a political area, but I wanted to work here because I wanted to bring back its lost heritage," the Prime Minister said.(ANI)