In the arising controversy against chief priest Dhirendra Krishna Shastri of Bageshwar Dham Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav also attacked him, calling him a BJP agent. The controversial statement was made by Yadav when he was questioned about Dhirendra Shastri’s recent statement advocating for India to be a Hindu Nation by the media.
Tej Pratap Yadav is a senior leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the younger son of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. The 32-year-old Yadav has been in the news for his fiery speeches and statements, and this latest attack on Dhirendra Shastri is sure to generate further controversy.
Dhirendra Krishna Shastri is a well-known religious leader from Bageshwar Dham, a popular pilgrimage site in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
In a recent statement to the media, Dhirendra Shastri made a claim about the future of India. He boldly asserted that “anyone who has the blood of Sanatan flowing in their veins would support the demand for India to become a Hindu nation“.
Shastri’s remarks have sparked a heated debate, with some seeing them as divisive and exclusionary while others view them as an assertion of freedom of speech by the constitution of India and India’s cultural identity.
His recent statement on the need for a Hindu Nation has been criticized by many political leaders, including Tej Pratap Yadav. In his statement, Yadav accused Shastri of being a puppet of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that his views on the Hindu Nation were aimed at furthering the BJP’s agenda.
This is not the first time Tej Pratap Yadav has made controversial statements. In the past, he has been in the news for his comments on issues such as the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and the ongoing farmers’ protests in the country.
Yadav’s latest attack on Shastri is likely to create a political storm in Bihar and Uttarakhand, with leaders from different parties expected to weigh in on the issue. The BJP, which Yadav has accused of controlling Shastri, is likely to defend the religious leader and reject Yadav’s allegations.
The controversy is also likely to draw attention to the issue of the Hindu Nation, a concept that has been debated in India for several years. The idea of a Hindu Rashtra, or Hindu nation, has been advocated by some Hindu nationalist groups but has been opposed by many secular and liberal groups.
In conclusion, Tej Pratap Yadav’s attack on Dhirendra Krishna Shastri is likely to create further controversy and draw attention to the issue of the Hindu Nation. The political fallout of this incident remains to be seen, but it is clear that the debate on this issue is far from over.
Today, regardless of one’s opinion, it is clear that Shastri’s comments have brought the issue of religion and identity to the forefront of public discourse in India.