Deoghar : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey on Friday demanded arrest of Congress MLA Irfan Ansari after the latter offered prayers at the sanctum sanctorum of Baba Baidyanath temple in Deoghar earlier this week.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Dubey said, “Entry of non-Hindus is not allowed in Baidyanath Dham temple at Deoghar. But Congress MLA Irfan Ansari entered the temple. I have spoken to the chief secretary, demanding the suspension of Deoghar deputy commissioner and superintendent of police. I have also demanded that Ansari be booked under National Security Act.”
Earlier this Tuesday, Ansari performed worship at Baba Baidyanath temple and shared a video on social media
The BJP leader alleged that the Congress MLA from Jamtara “hurt the sentiments of Hindus.”
He claimed that “entry of non-Hindus was not allowed” in Baba Baidyanath temple.
“Congress MLA Irfan Ansari touched and tried to desecrate the Jyotirlinga in the sanctum sanctorum of Baba Baidyanath temple on the pretext of worship…According to faith, entry of non-Muslims is prohibited in Mecca,” Dubey tweeted in Hindi.
Meanwhile, Congress MLA Irfan Ansari accused Dubey of playing “dirty politics” in the name of religion.
“Nishikant’s dirty politics of religion has shocked me a lot. Baba belongs to me and I am a devotee of Baba. No Nishikant should become an agent of religion. This holy city belongs to my Baba and for this, I do not need permission from any Nishikant or any BJP leader,” tweeted Ansari in his reply to the BJP MP on Friday.