After the formation of the Grand Alliance government in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reached Vishnupad temple in Gaya and offered prayers. But this temple visit of Nitish Kumar has been embroiled in controversies. Nitish Kumar courted a major controversy when Bihar’s IT minister Mohammad Israel Mansoori, along with a non-Hindu, entered the temple premises.
The Chief Minister of Bihar along with Mansoori offered prayers at the sanctum sanctorum along with other leaders. On which BJP is now the attacker. Nitish has been accused by BJP of hurting the sentiments of Hindus. The BJP demanded an apology from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for hurting religious sentiments after he entered the temple with a non-Hindu minister.
Non-Hindu devotees not allowed in Vishnupad temple
Non-Hindu devotees are not allowed to enter the Vishnupad temple in Gaya and this rule has been in place for the last 100 years. Signs with the message “Entry of non-Hindus is prohibited” have been installed at the entrance of the temple. Hitting out at Nitish Kumar, Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal asked the Bihar CM to apologize for deliberately mocking Hindus.
Jaiswal while talking to news agency ANI said that CM Nitish Kumar is aware that the entry of non-Hindus is not allowed inside the ‘Garbha Griha’. He did this intentionally to make fun of Hindus. It is part of a conspiracy. He should apologize to the Hindus. Bihar BJP leader Arvind Kumar Singh said on this that how much Nitish Kumar will hurt the sentiments of Hindus to save his chair. What Nitish, who has been CM for 17-18 years, does not know that non-Hindu’s visit to Vishnupad temple is prohibited.