Shimla: All India Congress Committee leader Priyanka Gandhi who is now the resident of Shimla, visited this morning at Lord Hanuman Temple at Jakhu after the Karnataka verdict went in the favour of party, dedicating the verdict to Bajrang Bali.
A photo shared by the AICC leader on her face book page showed her meditating in the ‘Sahij Assana’ in the Lord Hanuman Mandir. She was here in newly built cottage in the summer season when she got information that party heading toward landslide victory. A laminated picture of lord Hanuman of Jakhu also presented to Ms Gandhi by the the Pujari(Worshiper) of Mandir and BJP activist Deepak.
Ms Gandhi released few pictures on the social media stating that she ‘worship at Jakhu Hanuman Temple in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The message written in English said she prayed for the Happiness, Prosperity and peace of the people of Karnataka. ‘ May Maruti Nandan bless you all’ Hail Lord Bajrang.’
Since the BJP has equated the Congress announcement in Karnataka assembly poll to ban the far right Hindu group ‘ Bajrang Dal’ . Prime Minister Narendara Modi while addressing a rally and seeking vote on the name of Hanuman in a Karnataka election rally had appealed voters to defeat Congress being against the Bajrang (Dal).
Congress succeed to control back firing of the announcement in the election as BJP tried to blow the people emotion by projecting Congress against the Bajrang Bali and its devotees.
It is not the first time that Congress party took soft Hindutva turn to check party route in the election but soonafter victory of party 24 councilors in Shimla MC election on May 4 also rushed to the same shrine and released photograph taken under the massive lord Hanuman statue on the Mount Jakhu.
Ms Gandhi after shifting to Shimla residence has been rarely visible in the public places, however, she has been celebrating the festival of Diwali at Shimla for last three years. It seems that Priyanka gave a symbolic message to the PM by visiting one of the greatest abodes of Bajrang Bali in Shimla. The history shrine is the highest point of Shimla town dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The shrine of Hanuman is revered by the people as they believe that while taking ‘ Sanjeevani buti’ Hanuman stayed at Jakhu for a moment.