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‘BJP mocking me ever since I recited Hanuman Chalisa’

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUNIL THAPLIYAL
Published : Feb 9, 2020, 1:07 am IST
Updated : Feb 9, 2020, 1:07 am IST

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari raised the point that Mr Kejriwal had compromised the temple’s purity by not following rules.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: File)
 Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal engaged in bitter war of words with BJP and alleged that the saffron party has been mocking him ever since he recited the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on a TV channel.

Lord Hanuman has been made to enter the Delhi elections and both AAP and BJP wanted to encash the opportunity to woo the voters and to get political mileage.

 

Taking to Twitter after casting his vote for the Delhi Assembly elections on Saturday, Mr Kejriwal sought to know what kind of politics BJP was doing.

“Ever since I have recited the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on a TV channel, BJP is constantly mocking me. On Friday, I went to a Hanuman temple. Now BJP leaders are saying that the temple has turned impure by my visit. What kind of politics is this? God belongs to all. God blesses everyone, including those in BJP,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari raised the point that Mr Kejriwal had compromised the temple’s purity by not following rules.

“Did he go to pray or make Hanuman ji ashuddh (impure)? He took off his shoes and used the same hands to take flowers to the God. What has he done? When fake devotees come, this is what happens. I told the priest there and he washed the Hanuman idol multiple times,” Mr Tiwari said.

 

On Friday, Mr Kejriwal, along with his wife, offered prayers at the famous Hanuman temple near Connaught Place.

“I took the blessings of Lord Hanuman and prayed for the development of Delhi and its people. Hanuman ji told me that I’m doing good work” Mr Kejriwal told reporters.

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