The Saibaba trust here has sent a proposal to Maharashtra government for developmental projects worth Rs 1,200 crore in Shirdi for the Nashik Kumbh mela and Saibaba's 'samadhi' centenary celebration, Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde has said.
A delegation representing Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swarupananda Saraswati has invited Shri Shirdi Sansthan Trust`s Deputy Executive Officer Appasaheb Shinde, requesting him to attend a religious event, a member of the delegation said here.
Already facing flak for his critical remarks on Sai Baba, Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya, Swaroopanand Saraswati, has now warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi of what might happen if he`ll pay visit to Shirdi.
A local court on Wednesday issued summons to Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swaroopanand Saraswati asking him to appear before it on August 8 after it took cognisance of a complaint filed against the seer for allegedly making controversial statements against Sai Baba of Shirdi.
BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi.
A private complaint was on Friday filed in the magistrate`s court here seeking registration of a case against Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth Swaroopanad Saraswati for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments with his reported remarks against Saibaba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi.
The candidates in this constituency, known as home of Shirdi Sai Baba, are wooing the voters in the name of the popular guru, assuring better infrastructure, top class facilities for devotees ahead of his death centenary in 2018.