Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday started his two-day voyage through politically noteworthy Malwa-Nimar locale in the survey bound Madhya Pradesh by offering supplications at the well known Mahakaleshwar Temple, committed to Lord Shiva, here.
Clad in a ‘dhoti’, he performed ‘puja’ at the old sanctuary, or, in other words the 12 ‘Jyotirlingas’ (unique hallowed places devoted to Lord Shiva) in the nation. It was Gandhi’s second visit to the place of worship. He had last visited the sanctuary in 2010, a gathering pioneer said.
Wearing cream-hued ‘shola’ (dhoti brought in sanctuary vernacular), the Congress boss entered the sanctum sanctorum alongside state party unit president Kamal Nath and crusade panel director Jyotiraditya Scindia.
The 48-year-old Amethi MP played out the puja in the midst of droning of ‘mantras’ (songs) by sanctuary ministers. Gandhi’s grandma and previous head administrator Indira Gandhi, his dad Rajiv Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi too had visited the sanctuary in 1979, 1987 and 2008, individually to pay their deference to Lord Shiva, state Congress representative Pankaj Chaturvedi told PTI.
The Gandhi scion played out the puja of Lord Mahakal (Shiva) for around thirty minutes, he said. The Congress, had a year ago, said Gandhi was an impassioned “Shiv bhakt”. In August this year, he had embraced Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to look for gifts of Lord Shiva.
BJP president Amit Shah had visited the sanctuary on July 14. He had then hailed off the ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Madhya Pradesh, where the Congress is in resistance since 2003, will go to surveys on November 28.
Amid his two-day visit, the Congress boss will visit Malwa-Nimar, a politically pivotal locale which represents 66 of the 230 get together seats in the state.
In the 2013 get together races, the BJP had won 56 situates in the area. The Congress had figured out how to sack only nine seats, while one went to an Independent. Amid his visit, Gandhi would address revitalizes in Jhabua, Indore, Dhar, Khargone and Mhow, and furthermore partake in a street appear in Indore. He will likewise address a rally in Ujjain Monday evening.