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Rahul Gandhi Barred from Visiting Sankar Dev Satra Temple in Assam

A tumultuous scene unfolded in Assam’s Haiboragaon as authorities prevented Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other party members from visiting the Sri Sri Sankar Dev Satra temple in Bordua near Nagaon. Rahul Gandhi expressed his dismay, questioning if Prime Minister Modi would now decide who could visit a temple and when.

The former Congress chief, on his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, intended to pay respects to the local deity and Srimanta Sankardeva. Gandhi emphasized his belief in bringing people together and not spreading hatred, expressing his willingness to visit Batadrava when given the opportunity. The denial led to protests by Mahila Congress leaders, who sat on a dharna. Authorities later allowed Gandhi to visit the temple, raising questions about the underlying reasons for the initial restriction.