Taking a veiled dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s newfound temple love, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said that those who used to call themselves “accidental Hindus” have now started revealing their janeu and gotra.
Yogi was addressing a gathering in Ayodhya after inaugurating the Samrasta Kumbh.
“We have endorsed the Kumbh mela across the world and it has become a trademark. This is why some people have started to mention their gotra now who used to call themselves “accidental Hindus”. This is our ideological victory. If we make a new gotra like Rahul Gandhi then the downfall is going to happen”, Yogi said.
“The people who described themselves as accidentally Hindu are now realising that they are also Hindus. (They are realising) it is not accidental and we are Hindus in the real sense. Now they are remembering their janeyu and Gotra. I think this is the victory of India’s Sanatan faith. This is the victory of our beliefs,” he said.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that the people criticising Kumbh are trying to defame the Hindu culture with the help of foreign funds and the same people were trying to defame Hindu religion over the Sabarimala issue.
Pointing at the people calling the Kumbh Mela as anti-Dalit, he said that people from all castes took part in the Mela. Reminding the contribution of Dalits to the Hindu Dharma, Yogi said that most verses in the Vedas were composed by Dalit saints. “The valmikis told us about Ramayana but they are being discriminated now,” he said.