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Gujarat: Inauguration of temple dedicated to Modi cancelled

Gujarat: Inauguration of temple dedicated to Modi cancelled

| | 12 Feb 2015, 02:01 pm
Rajkot, Feb 12 (IBNS): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his displeasure on Thursday, the inauguration of a temple dedicated to him in Gujarat has been cancelled.

“The inauguration will not happen today. The Prime Minister has tweeted that such things are against our culture and we agree with him. We think he is right. We will now only worship Bharat Mata. The programme of mass marriage will be held as planned. Mr. Modi will remain in our hearts,” Ramesh Undhad of the Om Yuva Group, who donated for the Modi temple, told The Hindu.

Disapproving the move of building a temple in his name, Modi tweeted: "Have seen the news about a Temple being built in my name. I was appalled. This is shocking & against India's great traditions."

"Building such Temples is  not what our culture teaches us. Personally, it made me very sad. Would urge those doing it not to do it," he said.

The Prime Minister said: "If you have time & resources, please devote the same towards fulfilling our dream of a Clean India."

The temple has been built in Kotharia village near Gujarat's Rajkot city.

Modi had served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat before winning the Lok Sabha polls last year.

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