After Modi touches Malaviya’s statue, SP workers ‘wash it with Gangajal to purify it’
BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has filed his nomination from Varanasi. Thousands of people wearing saffron caps, Modi masks and holding BJP flags came up to show their support on Thursday. Immediately after reaching Banaras Hindu University, Modi paid floral tributes to Madan Mohan Malviya at the campus of the renowned educational institution.
At BHU, he was welcomed by thousands of people as sound of conch shells reverberated the air. But, later SP workers washed statue of Madan Mohan Malviya with Gangajal. They said that the act was to ‘purify’ after Modi touched the statue.
Justifying the move, an SP supporter said that they washed the statue of the founder of the Banaras Hindu University because of Modi’s involvement in 2002 Gujarat riots. He further said that people of the holy city won’t accept the Gujarat Chief Minister.
While addressing the media, Modi said: ‘Earlier, I thought that the BJP sent me here. After coming here, I feel that I have been called here by Mother Ganges and I feel like a child with its mother.’