Last Update: December 29, 2022, 14:51 IST
Supporters of Hindu Jagran Manch burnt an effigy of senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid here and registered their protest against his remarks comparing the party leader. Rahul Gandhi To Lord Rama.
Activists of Hindu Jagran Manch, under the leadership of convenor Pradeep Saxena, gathered at Sabzi Mandi Road Jawahar Nagar in Farrukhabad and burnt the effigy of Khurshid.
Manch workers also protested and raised slogans against Khurshid.
Farrukhabad has been the Lok Sabha constituency of Salman Khurshid. Recently, Khurshid compared Rahul Gandhi to Lord Ram and described him as “supernatural” and a “penance yogi”, lauding the former party chief for his Bharat Jodo Yatra, which led to Indian public There was sharp criticism of the party.
Speaking to reporters in Moradabad on Monday, Khurshid, who is the state coordinator of the yatra, had said: “Rahul Gandhi is supernatural. While we are chilling in the cold and wearing jackets, he is stepping out in a T-shirt (for the Bharat Jodo tour). He is like a yogi, he has called himself so, doing his ‘tapasya’ (penance) with focus.”
Comparing Lord Rama and his brother Bharata, Khurshid had said, ‘Lord Rama’s ‘Khadau’ (wooden sandal) goes a long way. Sometimes when Ram ji is unable to reach, Bharat goes from place to place with his ‘Khadau’. Similarly, we have run ‘Khadau’ in Uttar Pradesh.”
“Now that Khadau has reached Uttar Pradesh. Ram ji will also come, this is our belief.
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