BJP collects data on temples, Hindu priests in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh

The purpose of this entire exercise is not clear in the state, where the BJP is seeking a record fourth term in office.

Published: 01st September 2018 02:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2018 02:40 PM   |  A+A-

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BHOPAL: The ruling BJP has collected data on temples, Hindu priests and mutts across Madhya Pradesh ahead of the year-end assembly polls.

However, the purpose of this entire exercise is not clear in the state, where the BJP is seeking a record fourth term in office.

"Yes, we have collected data on temples, mutts along with their priests and sadhus (ascetics)," state BJP spokesman Rajnish Agrawal said Friday.

The BJP has also collected details of activists, social organisations and influential people of the state from the party's booth-level teams, he said.

However, Agrawal did not disclose what the party is going to do with the collected information.

"We will contact them. We will neither disclose when we will contact them nor our strategy in this regard," he added.

The BJP took up the data collection drive after an opinion poll in mid-August said the saffron outfit may fare badly in the upcoming polls.


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  • Ranga Hyderabad

    Why the Saffron party collects particulars of Hindu matts &the priests there and also the details of the influential persons of the areaof Madhiyapradesh ??But one thing is clear that the Saffron party is polarising " the Hindu votes so as to have the votes in their favour them as done ? in Uthirapradesh This will not happen because most of the Hindues don't like the Saffron party as the Saffron party is in the process of destroying the SECULAR FABRIC and Communal Harmony of India ????????The ensuing 2019 Lokhsaba Election will be the answer
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