New Delhi(web team): Taking it to micro blogging site, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, ” Have seen the news about a Temple being built in my name. I was appalled. This is shocking and against India’s great traditions.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was appalled by reports of a temple being built in his name and asked people to instead put time and resources in fulfilling the dream of ‘Clean India’.
Taking it to micro blogging site, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, ” Have seen the news about a Temple being built in my name. I was appalled. This is shocking and against India’s great traditions.”
In a series of tweet, he said, “Building such Temples is not what our culture teaches us. Personally, it made me very sad. Would urge those doing it not to do it.”
The Prime Minister also said that if you have time and resources, please devote the same towards fulfilling our dream of a Clean India.
Supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajkot have built a temple for him. The temple, with a bust of Modi in the sanctum, stands on Kothariya road and is scheduled to be inaugurated on February 16.
More than 350 members of the group joined hands to construct it by collecting small donations and now planned to conduct daily worship there, he said.
“Members of our organisation have been worshiping Modi as God from the time he contested his first Assembly election from Rajkot and became the Chief Minister of Gujarat,” Patel said.
“We are very much impressed by the work he did as the Chief Minister and the work he is doing now as the Prime Minister, so we decided to construct a temple for him.
“Initially we had placed a framed photo. Now we have installed an idol, spending Rs 1.7 lakh,” Patel said, adding, that altogether the construction costs around Rs seven lakh.
Patel said that the 350 sq yard plot of land where it stands was provided by the Kothariya Gram Panchayant ten years ago for religious purpose. The village is now part of Rajkot Municipal Corporation.
Members are hoping to get a BJP minister from the Centre or the state to inaugurate it. The group members were unfazed by the BJP’s defeat in Delhi assembly elections and they had nothing do with any political party, said Patel.