Amid assembly polls, what Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Kedarnath temple means?

Rahul Gandhi made this religious visit at a time when the BJP is trying to propagate the message that it was Congress who delayed the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached Kedarnath Dham on Sunday. Rahul Gandhi reached Kedarnath by helicopter in the afternoon, where, along with other party leaders, Kedar Sabha President Rajkumar Tiwari and other pilgrimage priests welcomed him. During this, Rahul Gandhi also warmly met the devotees who had come to visit Kedarnath.

The Congress leader performed special worship of Baba Kedar at Kedarnath Dham. Tiwari told that Gandhi has come to Kedarnath on a religious pilgrimage. He told that he participated in the evening aarti of Lord Kedarnath. When Rahul reached Kedarnath, some local people supporting BJP raised slogans of ‘Modi Modi’ in front of him.

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Earlier, Rahul Gandhi reached Dehradun airport from New Delhi and from there he directly left for Kedarnath by helicopter. During his Kedarnath visit, he also provided tea service to the devotees.

 

Sharing his pictures of Kedarnath temple in a post on Facebook, Gandhi said, “Today, I visited Kedarnath Dham in Uttarakhand and had darshan and puja. Everywhere Shiva.”

Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Kedarnath amid elections in five states can be seen as an attempt to counter the hardcore Hindu politics of Bharatiya Janata Party. PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are continuously raising the issue of Ram Mandir in the election rallies. Rahul Gandhi made this religious visit at a time when the BJP is trying to propagate the message that it was Congress who delayed the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Elections in five states are crucial for both the parties, as the results might affect the mood of the nation for 2024 general elections.