Amit Shah offers prayers at Bihar’s well-known Budhi Kali temple

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At a well-known temple in Bihar that has long been regarded as a representation of harmony between Hindus and Muslims, Union Home Minister Amit Shah delivered prayers today.

Amit Shah arrived at the “Budhi Kali Mandir” without much fanfare after spending the night in the predominantly Muslim Kishanganj district.

The temple, which is allegedly more than a century old and was constructed on land donated by a Muslim nawab, was the scene of a video that the state chapter of the BJP published of Shah doing “aarati” and asking the priests for their blessing.

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The home minister began his visit to Bihar on Friday with a BJP rally in the nearby Purnea district. He arrived in Kishanganj that evening and conducted a lengthy discussion with the state’s MLAs, MPs, and other officeholders after the party lost control of the state in the previous month’s turmoil.

According to BJP sources, he will meet with Sashastra Seema Bal representatives to conclude his journey.

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