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No place for `fake` Shankaracharya in Kumbh Mela: Digvijay

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 21:20

Lucknow: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh Wednesday alleged that the place reserved for Shankaracharya in Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad has been given to a "fake" Shankaracharya supported by BJP and sought the intervention of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in this regard.

"The place reserved for Shankarachayra has been given to fake Shankaracharya supported by BJP in Maha Kumbh Mela (to be held in Allahabad from next month). The established traditional `peeth` of Shankarachayra could boycott Kumbh due to the present situation," Singh told reporters here.

Seeking intervention of the chief minister, Singh said that he should ensure that in place of "fake" Shankarachayra, the place should be reserved for the traditional "peeth".

First Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 21:19

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