PM Modi's Kedarnath Visit Was For BJP's Marketing: Congress' Harish Rawat

Congress leader Harish Rawat's remark came after PM Modi, earlier in the day, offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand.

PM Modi's Kedarnath Visit Was For BJP's Marketing: Congress' Harish Rawat

Congress' Harish Rawat said PM Modi visited Kedarnath for giving a "political speech". (File)

Haridwar (Uttarakhand):

Congress leader Harish Rawat on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kedarnath temple, ahead of the assembly elections in Uttarakhand, was for BJP's marketing and making a political speech.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand and unveiled an Adi Shankaracharya statue. He also inaugurated several redevelopment projects worth Rs 130 crore.

The Congress leader, after offering prayers at the Tilbhandeshwar temple in Haridwar, said, "The PM has come here for giving a political speech. He has come for his party's marketing. We see Jyotirling in our Shiva temples. We see God Kedar in our Shiva temples. We are going to pour water at Shiva temples. In the entire state, Congress workers are pouring water in Shiva temples. They are doing so in the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. We are praying for maintaining peace and communal harmony in the country and that democracy should be safeguarded."

The Congress leader further said, "If inflation increases a little more people will be unable to control their anger."

The Uttarakhand Assembly elections are due early next year.

In the 2017 elections, BJP won 57 assembly seats, Congress 11 and the rest of the seats were won by others.

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