New Delhi, Feb 13: Launching a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa on Monday said that the Congress President has hurt the sentiments of Hindus by visiting temple after eating ‘Javari chicken’. Taking to Twitter, Yeddyurappa in a tweet said,”At one side there is 10 per cent CM Siddaramaiah who took darshan of Dharmasthala Manjunatha after eating fish, on the other side there is Election Hindu Rahul Gandhi who took darshan of Narasimha swamy after eating Javari chicken.”
“Why is Congress repeatedly hurting Hindu sentiments? Looking at everyone equally is Samajawad (socialism), your’s is majawad (enjoyment),” Yeddyurappa, the Chief ministerial candidate of BJP, said in the tweet with clippings of reports about Gandhi visiting the temple after ‘eating’ chicken.
Earlier on Monday, Gandhi, who is on a temple trail during his election campaign in northern Karnataka districts, had stopped at Kanakagiri in Koppal district and visited the Kanakachala Laxmi-Narasimha temple.
Speaking to reporters earlier at Shahpur in Yadgir district, Gandhi defended his visits to temples and religious places, asserting that he would continue them. “I like going to temples, wherever I get a religious place I go there. I feel good and feel happy, and I will continue (to go),” he told reporters.
Last year, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was involved in a controversy for eating fish at lunch before going to the Lord Manjunatha Swamy temple.