RaGa Breaks Silence, Says ‘My Family Is Shiva Bhakt’


Gandhinagar: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday broke his silence on the Somnath temple register entry row, saying he doesn’t use his religion for politics.

Addressing a gathering during his visit to poll-bound Gujarat, the Gandhi scion said that his family members, including his grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, have been disciples of lord Shiva.

Talking about the register entry, Rahul said that he had made an entry only in the visitor book and claimed that the register entry in question was made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) people.

The register entry in question had sparked a war of words between the Congress and the BJP with the latter questioning the religion of the Congress leader, who is expected to be elevated as party president.

Responding to it, the Congress had released three pictures claiming that the Gandhi scion was a “janeudhari Hindu”. Unfazed by the issue, the Congerss leader on Thursday visited Gopinath Mandir in Gadhada.