Rahul visited temple after eating chicken: BJP


Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa has attacked Congress hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for reportedly visiting a temple after eating “Javari chicken” during his ongoing tour of northern parts of the poll-bound state. “At one side there is 10 percent CM Siddaramaiah who took darshan of Dharmasthala Manjunatha after eating fish, on the other side there is Election Hindu @OfficeOfRG (Rahul Gandhi) who took darshan of Narasimha Swamy after eating Javari chicken,” Yeddyurappa said in a tweet in Kannada.

The Chief ministerial candidate of BJP said in the tweet,””Why is Congress repeatedly hurting Hindu sentiments? Looking at everyone equally is Samajawad (socialism), your’s is enjoyment.”

Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah stoked a controversy for eating fish at lunch before going to the Lord Manjunatha Swamy temple. It was seen as disrespect to the main deity of the temple, with the issue creating a buzz in the social media. However, Siddaramaiah had dismissed the criticism. Gandhi, who is on a temple trail during his election campaign in northern Karnataka districts, had yesterday stopped at Kanakagiri in Koppal district and visited the Kanakachala Laxmi-Narasimha temple.