Shirdi Sai board dissatisfied with Rahul Gandhi for his recent tweet

It appears that the Congress President Rahul Gandhi has landed himself once again in trouble, this time for unnecessarily dragging Shirdi the resting place of Sai Baba in a tweet.

In one of his tweets targeted at the Union minister Piyush Goyal, Gandhi had said, “Shirdi ke chamatkaro” ki tohkoi “Seema” hi  “Seema” hi nahi hai. (Friends, there are no ‘boundaries’ of the ‘miracles of Shirdi’). The Shirdi trust board has taken offense to the comments of Rahul Gandhi and notified him about their feelings. They also demanded apology from him for all the devotees of Sai Baba.

Responding to Gandhi, the Chairman of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust Shirdi, Suresh Haware, condemned the statement, calling it insulting. “Rahulji, dragging in Shirdi into your political accusation-counter-accusations is very hurtful. Sai devotees in and outside India have been hurt. On behalf of all devotees, we condemn this statement. You should apologise for insulting all Sai devotees,” Haware tweeted.

The Congress had alleged that Union Minister Piyush Goyal’s wife, Seema, owned a company that started with Rs 1 lakh capital and has made profits to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore in 10 years. The Congress added that layers of common corporate ownership, unprecedented rise in profits and earnings and a similar pattern of other companies owned by another business family, now referred to NCLT for disputes resolution/haircut of loans as also the commonality of interest with Piyush Goyal and family are being revealed, reported PTI. Congress leader Pawan Khera in a press conference gave details of a web of 11 companies, including Shirdi Industries, in which Goyal and his wife” have been directors and have business interests” and demanded a thorough probe to look into the allegations.

The BJP dismissed the Congress’ allegations as “false, sensational and scurrilous” and stated that while Goyal was on the board of Shirdi Industries Ltd from April 25, 2008, to July 1, 2010, he had nothing to do with it or its associated companies since then.

(With inputs from Times Now)

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