Bhopal: Controversy erupted on Wednesday over a `temple-shaped’ birthday cake with an image of Hanuman ready for Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath’s birthday celebrations.
As a video of the celebration emerged on social media, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan termed it an “insult of Hindus”. Throughout Nath’s three-day go to to his hometown Chhindwara, his supporters celebrated his birthday, which falls on November 18, prematurely.
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Within the video, Nath, who calls himself “Hanuman-bhakt” (a devotee of Hanuman), is seen with the cake. The celebration apparently occurred on the former chief minister’s home in Chhindwara on Tuesday night.
When requested about it by reporters on the BJP workplace on Wednesday, Chouhan stated, “Congress was in opposition to the Ram temple. Now they keep in mind Hanuman ji just for votes? They put Hanuman ji’s image on the cake after which minimize it. That is an insult to Hindu faith and Sanatan custom.” When contacted, MP Congress Media Division chairman KK Mishra stated he was unaware of the controversy.