Rahul Gandhi skipped Assam temple visit as he didn't want to take bath, wear dhoti?

In a major development in Assam temple row, contrary to what Rahul Gandhi had claimed, local media reported that the reason was something else.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015, 14:47 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi skipped Assam temple visit as he didn't want to take bath, wear dhoti?

New Delhi: In a major development in Assam temple row, contrary to what Rahul Gandhi had claimed, local media reported that the reason was something else.

According to a report published in CNN-IBN, Rahul Gandhi didn't go to temple because he didn't want to violate the customs of taking a bath, wearing dhoti and then going in.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that he had been stopped from entering the Barpeta Satra by 'RSS' workers during his recent visit to Assam. 

Also, the head of Barpeta Satra has dimissed Rahul Gandhi's claim that he was stopped from entering the Vaishanvite monastery and said there was no RSS agent in the religious place. 

"There is no RSS agent in the Satra. It is a religious place and only religious activities are undertaken here. Where does politics come into the Satra"?," Barpeta Satra Bura Satriya (head) Bakhista Deba Sarma said while speaking to reporters.

"The women here are simple people and they come twice a day for participating in the community prayers in the Satra. They were only waiting at the Satra gate to see Rahul Gandhi. They do not know anything about politics", Sarma said.