New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over their respective recent visits to mosque and temple. Also Read - India's Vaccine Drive From Tomorrow: Health Ministry Lays Guidelines, Precautions | Check Details Here
Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said that nation building is not possible with visits to mosques and temples, but by providing schools, hospitals, roads, electricity and water to the common man. Also Read - Tejas Mark 1A-Lethal Punch for Enemy And A Symbol of Indian Technology
“Rahul ji is visiting temples and Modi ji is visiting mosques these days. Nation building won’t happen with temples and mosques, it will happen by giving schools, hospitals, roads, electricity and water. Temples and mosques of 21st century India are schools, higher educational institutions and world class research institutes (translated to English),” he tweeted. Also Read - Massive Vaccination Drive To Start On January 16, Know How Coronavirus Vaccines Transported, Stored
Kejriwal’s tweet in Hindi came on a photograph he retweeted which showed Rahul Gandhi at the Kailash Mansarovar while PM Modi at the Saifee Mosque in Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
The photo was posted by Amit Mishra, head of the the AAP citizen interaction team. It came along with the lines: “Kursi ki chahat mein kaisa kamaal ho gaya, Rahul kattar Hindu toh Modi musalman ho gaya (How the love for power had done a miracle, Rahul Gandhi became a staunch Hindu while Modi turned into a Muslim)”.
The attack by the AAP comes days after PM Modi visited the Saifee Mosque in the poll-bound state of Madhya Pradesh. Addressing the Dawoodi Bohra community there, he said that the former’s patriotism was an example for entire India.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi also went for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra earlier this month. He undertook the visit in accordance with a wish he expressed in April when his plane plunged hundreds of feet during the campaign for Karnataka polls.
However, the visit was marred by controversy as some BJP leaders claimed that the Congress chief faked about going to Kailash Mansarovar. The Congress later released pictures and videos of Rahul’s visit to refute the claims.