New Delhi: Newly-elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited the famous Somnath temple on Saturday. This is his second visit to the temple. Earlier, he had visited the temple on campaign trail in Gujarat for the Assembly polls.
Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the Somnath temple got mired in a controversy after his name was found written on the entry register meant for non-Hindus, with the Congress calling it “fake” and BJP insisting that the leader declare his religious faith before people.
He began his two-day visit to the state after offering prayers at the famous temple. Non-Hindus are allowed to visit the temple but have to first get themselves registered at the shrine’s office.
A purported photocopy of the page of the register for non-Hindus with names of Gandhi and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel written on it went viral on social media soon after their visit.