To Guru Purnima, Saturday, Bjp Uttar Pradesh leaders will visit temples and math institutions throughout Uttarakhand to honor priests and gurus and ask for their blessings. The state party leadership also instructed the district offices to compile a list of all the temples and math institutions in their districts for senior officials to visit.
However, the party sought to separate the attendance at the temple from the upcoming elections to the Assembly. BJP spokesman Rakesh Tripati said: “Beyond politics, BJP is committed to fulfilling its social responsibility to preserve our cultural and spiritual heritage. “
However, party insiders said Guru Purnima Mahotsav was timed to send out political messages ahead of next year’s elections. Since most of the priests and gurus in these temples and mathematicians are Brahmins, Mahotsav may be the BJP’s way of stealing the march over rivals. Samajwadi Party, Party Bahujan Samaj and Congress reaching out to the community.
Second, the priests and seers at these shrines have devotees everywhere, and their veneration can be expressed in voices.