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UP Minister Satish Sharma stirs row by washing hands near Shivling, Congress releases video | WATCH

A video of Satish Sharma, a minister in the Uttar Pradesh government, has gone viral in which he is seen washing his hands next to a Shivling.

Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi Barabanki Published on: September 04, 2023 11:17 IST
Satish Sharma
Image Source : SCREENGRAB UP Minister Satish Sharma

The Congress on Monday released a purported video of Uttar Pradesh Minister Satish Sharma alleging that the latter washed his hands near Shivling at the Lodheshwar Mahadev Temple in Barabanki's Rampur. The video has gone viral on social media and has sparked criticism.

In the viral video, Uttar Pradesh Ministers Satish Sharma and Jitin Prasad can be seen standing near the temple with folded hands. Minister Satish Sharma then gestures and communicates with the priest, after which he assists in pouring water. Subsequently, Satish Sharma is seen washing his hands near the Shivaling.

Congress shared the video

Sharing the video, the Congress said, "UP government minister Satish Sharma is washing his hands near the Shivling. On the side, another minister, Jitin Prasad, is standing and watching. These low-minded individuals, who use religion and deities for politics and sit on chairs, don't even have the basic intelligence to not wash their hands near the Shivling. For them, our faith, our belief in God, and our deities are only a means to fulfill political objectives. They neither have faith in God nor trust in the people's faith."

SP leader questioned CM Yogi

Meanwhile, former Legislative Council member from the Samajwadi Party, Sunil Singh Yadav, tagged CM Yogi Adityanath and said, "Satish Sharma, who washed his hands over the Lodheshwar Shivling, is a minister in the Yogi government, and alongside him, there are Brahmins with imported faces (referring to certain individuals with Brahmin affiliations who were present at the temple) were present at the temple. If a leader of any other caste had done the same thing, the hypocritical BJP would have got him expelled by now. By the way, why is Baba silent?"

The video has sparked intense criticism across social media platforms against the minister for disrespecting the Shivling.

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