Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday, 26 November, paid obeisance at the 13th century dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer and visited the Pushkar Sarovar later in the day, as part of his election campaign in Rajasthan.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday, 26 November, paid obeisance at the 13th century dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer
Gandhi was accompanied by Rajasthan Congress Chief Sachin Pilot and Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Gandhi family's traditional khadim (cleric) helped him perform 'ziyarat' (ritual) at the dargah in Ajmer.
After this, Gandhi offered prayers at a Lord Brahma temple in Pushkar.
Other members of the Gandhi family have, in the past, offered prayers at the temple. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had paid obeisance at the shrine thrice, while former Congress President Sonia Gandhi had visited twice.
Following his Ajmer visit, Gandhi offered prayers at Lord Brahma’s temple in Pushkar.
After his visit to Ajmer and Pushkar, Rahul addressed a rally in Pokhran, Jaisalmer. He attacked Prime Minister Narendera Modi, saying: “Modi says India was a sleeping giant before he became Prime Minister. This is an insult to all the Indians who have built this nation.”
“Modi stole employment opportunities from India’s youth by taking the deal away from HAL and giving it to his friend Anil Ambani,” Rahul added.
“After winning elections, BJP and PM Modi became arrogant. They believed that there was no need for them to listen to people anymore. This is why BJP will lose the upcoming elections,” he said.
(With inputs from PTI)