Bhopal | The political mercury in the Madhya Pradesh has shot up over the Lord Hanuman idol situated in Chhindwara district after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan claimed that former CM Kamal Nath did not make the idol, it was there even when he Nath was not there.
CM Chouhan had made the remark in a recent interview with a national news channel in the state capital Bhopal. A day after the interview was telecast, the Congress leaders organised a ‘Sunderkand Path’ and a 'Hanuman Chalisa Path' for the wisdom of CM Chouhan at the state Congress office in Bhopal on Tuesday.
Congress Spokesperson Anand Jat said, “CM Chouhan said that Hanuman idol in Simariya in Chhindwara district was not constructed by Nath, which is a lie. Dharam is not a subject of lies for us but Kamal Nath established the idol in 2014. So, we have organised a ‘Sunderkand Path’ and ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ Path here that may Lord Hanuman give wisdom to CM Chouhan and BJP leaders.”
Earlier, MP Congress wrote on X (formerly Twitter) that CM Chouhan’s lie was exposed and shared photographs as evidence about the construction of the Hanuman idol.
“Chouhan’s lie exposed. The first proof is that Kamal Nath and Nakul Nath were performing Bhumi Pujan on 25 October 2012. Second, Kamal Nath
was showing a glimpse of the drawing of the Hanuman statue being made in Simaria. Similarly, the third proof is news about Pran Pratishtha in the newspaper of December 11, 2014. Fourth is on February 22, 2015, Kamal Nath ji and Nakul Nath at the Pran Pratishtha ceremony after the completion of the construction work. ‘Hanuman devotee Kamal Nath’,” MP Congress wrote on X.
Nath also wrote on X, “Mahavir Bajrangbali (Lord Hanuman) is eternal and infinite. He pervades every particle. Everyone serves him according to his ability. Everyone knows that in 2014, I got the privilege of making India's tallest Hanuman ji statue in Simaria. There is no such thing about taking credit for it. But even if CM Chouhan spreads lies about such faith, then only Hanuman ji himself will judge him.”
Similarly, the Congress leaders in Indore also performed a yagya and recited the Hanuman Chalisa at the Hanuman Temple.
MP Congress Secretary Rajesh Chouksey said, “In Chhindwara, Kamal Nath had established the idol of Hanuman ji years ago and consecrated it. The people of Chhindwara know where people come from far away to offer prayers there. Kamal Nath has been an MP from there for many years.”
CM Chouhan’s government seems to be washing out, that's why he is making rash statements. If needed, Congress will also get Chouhan treated. Today they prayed that his (CM Chouhan) mental balance should be fine, he added.