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Yeddyurappa attacks Rahul Gandhi for visiting Karnataka temple 'after eating chicken'

Gandhi, who is on a temple trail during his election campaign in northern Karnataka districts, had on Monday stopped at Kanakagiri in Koppal district and visited the Kanakachala Laxmi-Narasimha temple.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Bengaluru [ Updated: February 13, 2018 12:01 IST ]
File photo of Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa.
File photo of Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa.

Hitting out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa on Monday said that the Gandhi scion visited a temple in poll-bound Karnataka after eating "javari chicken".

"At one side there is 10 per cent CM Siddaramaiah who took darshan of Dharmasthala Manjunatha after eating fish, on the other side there is Election Hindu @OfficeOfRG (Rahul Gandhi) who took darshan of Narasimha swamy after eating Javari chicken," Yeddyurappa said in a tweet in Kannada. 

"Why is Congress repeatedly hurting Hindu sentiments? Looking at every one equally is Samajawad (socialism), your's is majawad (enjoyment)," Yeddyurappa, the chief ministerial candidate of BJP, said in the tweet with clippings of reports about Gandhi visiting the temple after 'eating' chicken. 

Gandhi, who is on a temple trail during his election campaign in northern Karnataka districts, had on Monday stopped at Kanakagiri in Koppal district and visited the Kanakachala Laxmi-Narasimha temple.

Speaking to reporters earlier at Shahpur in Yadgir district, Gandhi had defended his visits to temples and religious places, asserting that he would continue them. "I like going to temples, wherever I get religious place I go there. I feel good and feel happy, and I will continue (to go)," he told reporters. 

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