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Congress clarifies Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Non Hindu’ gaffe by creating more confusion

In a stunning twist of events, Twitter today erupted when news surfaced that Rahul Gandhi’s name was entered in the ‘Non Hindu’ visitors register.

ANI reported that Congress’ official defence was that Rahul had not signed the ‘Non Hindu’ register, and released the picture of the ‘real signature’.

However, there seems to be a dichotomy since the Somnath Temple Trust PRO, Dhruv Joshi confirmed that Congress Paty’s media coordinator had entered Rahul Gandhi and Ahmad Patel’s names in the ‘Non Hindu’ entry register.

Congress party earlier said that Rahul Gandhi has signed only in one register, which is the visitors register. That fact is not contested since it is said that the entry in ‘Non Hindu’ register was done by the Media Coordinator Manoj Tyagi.

Manoj Tyagi, probably sensing the ramifications of his actions issued a statement to IndiaToday saying that he had only entered his name in the register to take media personnel inside and that Rahul Gandhi and Ahmad Patel’s names were added later.

Congress later came out and insinuated some fabrication. But the party did not comment on the Somnath Temple Trust PRO issuing a statement that his name was indeed added by Manoj Tyagi.

However, Congress hasn’t clarified whether their contention is that Rahul Gandhi’s name was added later, or that the image itself is fake. They seem to be flip flopping between the two statements.

Sambhit Patra in a debate on Zee News observed that Congress is being ambiguous on this issue so as to retain the minority votes while also wooing the Hindu voters.

BJP leaders Subramanium Swamy has also mocked Rahul Gandhi several times by saying, “Rahul Gandhi has been a practicing Christian for so many years, let Rahul Gandhi declare that ‘I am not a Christian, but a Hindu’. Why has he got a church in 10 Janpath and he goes there to pray? So unless he declares that he is a Hindu like his father Rajiv Gandhi, we won’t believe him.”

This also seems to be an opportune moment to ask Rahul Gandhi why he didn’t clarify when New York Times in an article published in 1998, described him as a Roman Catholic?

While the controversy brews, Congress came out and declared that Rahul is a “Janeu Dhaari Brahmin”. We also wonder if Congress is so confident of mischief or fraud, why hasn’t the party filed a police complaint yet.

The truth alludes, but these are questions that are bound to haunt the Congress Party and it’s Party President in waiting, Rahul Gandhi.

Ayodhra Ram Mandir special coverage by OpIndia

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