Video: As 'Shiv-Bhakt' Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar Temple, BJP hurls questions

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, October 29: Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. Along with Rahul Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia were also present. Gandhi performed a 'puja' at the famous 'jyotirlinga' before embarking on a two-day tour of the BJP-dominated Malwa-Nimar region. Just a couple of months back BJP president Amit Shah had visited Mahakaleshwar temple in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. Shah had visited the abode of Lord Shiva on July 14 this year before flagging off the "Jan Ashirwad Yatra" of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.Gandhi would address rallies in Jhabua, Indore, Dhar, Khargone and Mhow and also take part in a road show in Indore.Elections are scheduled to be held in Madhya Pradesh on November 28. Congress wishes to encash on the anti-incumbancy wave this time as it has been struggling to oust the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) from power for the last 15 years.Rahul is also scheduled to participate in a road show to be organised by the Congress in Indore on Monday evening, and will address a public meeting at Rajwada.Gandhi will interact with news editors and the business community in two separate programmes at Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. He will later address public meetings at Dhar and Khargone.On Tuesday evening, the Congress chief would address a public meeting at Mhow after offering tribute at the memorial of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar's birthplace. Mhow, about 23 kms from Indore, is the birthplace of Ambedkar.Congress seems to be in no mood to take any chance and Gandhi began canvassing in Madhya Pradesh last month by offering prayers at the famous Kamta Nath temple in Satna district's Chitrakoot town.BJP is ridiculed Gandhi for visiting temples in poll-bound states.BJP's Sambit Patra hurled a question in Indore, "We want to ask RahulGandhi ji are you a jenau dhari hain''? If yes, then what is your gotra?

Besides Madhya Pradesh, elections are also scheduled to be held in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan--both currently ruled by the BJP, and the north-eastern state of Mizoram, where Congress is in power, in the next two months. Elections are also due in Telengana.