Puri, 4 May-2014, Abhijit Saha: Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, yesterday has claimed, that he is the recognised Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Govardhan Math in Puri. He has made this statement after a day a religious leader known by name Swami Adhokshjanand Devtirath had announced to campaign against Narendra Modi in Varanasi.
Swami Nischalananda Saraswati has stated that he has not made any statement against any candidate.
A statement issued here stated that a person named Adhokshjanand supported by some political parties is claiming himself to be the Shankaracharya of Govardhan Math Puri to gain popularity and is campaigning in Uttar Pradesh for some political parties and has brought disgrace to the honour and dignity of the Puri peeth.
The statement also mentioned that that Home Ministry, the Election Commission and the President have been informed to take note of the impersonation.
On Friday Adhokshjanand said that he would go to Varanasi to ask religious leaders to oppose Narendra Modi whom he held responsible for the 2002 Gujarat riots.