Ever since the campaigning for the Gujarat elections began, one of the more noticeable things was Rahul Gandhi’s new found affinity for Hindu tradition and culture.
It was reported how Rahul Gandhi was visiting one temple after another in the state, including the famous Somnath Temple. Here he became a victim of a gaffe after social media erupted with reports of his name appearing in the ‘non-Hindu’ register. Rather than tactfully dealing with the issue, the Congress caused extra confusion and later took things to the next level by calling Rahul a “Janeu dhaari Hindu”.
This though didn’t dent his spirit and he continued his Temple Run by visiting the Shree Ranchhodji Temple in Kheda. Here too he had to face embarrassment after he was greeted with “Modi Modi” slogans while exiting the temple.
Based on latest information, Rahul’s temple darshans are continuing and he was last seen at Ahmedabad’s Jagannath temple on Tuesday.
This affection for Hinduism isn’t limited to Rahul and Congress party cadres have been putting up posters portraying Rahul as some divine Hindu icon.
Recently, columnist Abhinav Prakash shared a poster on twitter where its seen that Rahul Gandhi has been referred to as a Pandit:
As seen above, in the poster ‘Pandit’ Rahul Gandhi is seen getting blessings from all the gods. Initially people might have felt that this was a one off instance, as a result of overtly enthusiastic party workers, but that hasn’t been the case.
Since then news about other posters have emerged, which take things to the next level by calling Rahul Gandhi as a descendent of gods.
As shared by Gita S. Kapoor, one poster is seen proclaiming Rahul Gandhi as an avatar of lord Shiva and the other one calls him a descendant of Lord Parshuram who was the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu:
In the above poster Congress leaders from Uttar Pradesh are seen congratulating, Shiv Bhakt, descendant of lord Parshuram and Janaudhari Pandit Rahul Gandhi on becoming the President of the Congress party.
Incidentally Hasib Ahmad, the Congress leader from Allahabad was once also in the news for designing very creative posters to praise the Gandhi family.
In this process to proclaim Rahul Gandhi a Hindu scion, the Congress workers though seem to be disagreeing over his lineage. Contradictory to the above claims of him being a Shiv avatar, this poster claims that he is actually a Arjun Avatar:
One hopes that the Congress party calls a press conference in the near future to clarity Rahul’s ancestry so as to remove this confusion being faced by the Congress workers.