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Meanwhile, launching a scathing attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said Rahul remembers temples only during elections.

Addressing a function here at Chhibramau, Adityanath said, “The Congress president remembers temples only during the elections. Four generations of Rahul’s family have never wore a ‘janeu’ (sacred thread worn by Hindus), but at the time of elections, he shows his janeu.” “The four generations of Rahul Gandhi have never moved a step towards a temple. One should visit a temple with a feeling of devotion and not for politics or to show off,” the Chief Minister added.

The UP Chief Minister also accused Gandhi and other Congress leaders of trying to demotivate the Indian Army by questioning its bonafide acts.

(With agency inputs)