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After Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani lands in 'Gotra' row; BJP leader gives a befitting reply to the troller

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 November 2018, 14:28 IST

After Rajasthan temple priest claimed to know Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's 'Gotra', now it has become new subject during the election season. The Bhartiya Janta Party took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi over his 'gotra' of being 'Kashmiri Brahmin' now Union Minister Smriti Irani has landed into the 'gotra' row.

A Twitter user asked a "gotra" question to Smiri Irani questioning her wearing sindoor. BJP leader tackled a "gotra" question on social media and stressed that her religion, belief and faith is "Hindustan".

“May I have the privilege to ask the gotra of @smritiirani ji, her husband and kids? The sindoor she wears is religious or style statement?” asked a Twitter user.

"My gotra is Kaushal Sir as is my father's as was his father's and his father's and his father's... My husband and children are Zoroastrians so can't have a gotra. The sindoor I wear is my belief as a practising Hindu. Now get back to your life, (sic)" the minister wrote in reply.

Later, BJP leader Smriti Irani also later posted a disclaimer.

“Public Disclaimer —- as a public figure when asked questions (no matter how infuriating )it is my responsibility to respond however as an Indian let me proudly say मेरा धर्म हिंदुस्तान है मेरा कर्म हिंदुस्तान है मेरी आस्था हिंदुस्तान है मेरा विश्वास हिंदुस्तान है,” Smriti Irani tweeted.

The politics over 'gotra' intensified after a priest of Rajasthan temple where Rahul Gandhi visited while campaigning for the December 7 state election claimed that he knows with the "gotra" of not just the Congress president but also his ancestors.

"His gotra is Dattatreya. Dattatreya is Kauls and Kauls are Kashmiri Brahmin," Dinanath Kaul, a priest at a temple on the banks of the river Pushkar told reporters on Monday.

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First published: 29 November 2018, 13:45 IST