UP Minister washes hands at Shivling, Opp calls him ‘Adharmi’


Before the Sanatan Dharma controversy could subside, another row has cropped up in which Uttar Pradesh Minister Satish Sharma faced massive flak from the Opposition on Monday following a video of him washing his hands at a Shivling in Barabanki’s Lodheshwar Mahadev temple surfaced online.
The video showed the Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies washing his hands in the ‘argha’, or the base of the Shivling, with the help of a priest. The Congress and the Samajwadi Party have demanded the minister’s resignation for “insulting Sanatan dharma”. However, Satish Sharma countered the allegations saying he did nothing wrong and that if he were wrong.