Bihar temple washed after Scheduled Caste Chief Minister’s visit
PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi alleged
on Sunday that a temple in Madhubani was “washed” after his visit. He said that
the people behind the incident, however, do not hesitate to touch his feet to
seek “personal favours”.
Recalling the incident, Manjhi said he visited
Parmeshwari Sthan, in Brahmin-dominated Tharhi village in Rajnagar assembly
constituency, during the bypoll campaign last month. “My ministerial colleague
Ram Lashan Raman told me how the deity and temple were cleaned soon after I
visited the temple. This was when I had gone on the request of someone,” said
Manjhi, who belongs to the Scheduled Caste.
“Those who would not hesitate to touch my feet to seek
personal favours nurse such feelings… Tell me what is this?” he said, speaking
at a function to commemorate late Bihar CM Bhola Paswan Shastri.
However, no case has been lodged against the temple
priests in the absence of a formal complaint.