Seems, like Gotra politics will not end soon! Soon after Rahul Gandhi revealed that he is Dattatreya Brahmin, the BJP coined a new ‘gotra’ for Congress president Rahul Gandhi, mocking his Italian lineage through his mother and party leader Sonia Gandhi.
UP Bharatiya Janata Party chief Mahendra Nath Pandey called it “gotra Itlus”. Mr Pandey told reporters in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur that Mr Gandhi has “no gotra”, going by the traditional male lineage.
“And if we take his gotra going by his mother, it should be gotra Itlus,” he said.
His gotra is ‘Dattatreya’ and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin- Priest told reporters
A priest at the Pushkar lake in Rajasthan, who presided over the puja offered by Rahul Gandhi on Monday, claimed that the Congress president’s gotra was ‘Duttatreya’ and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin.
“His gotra is ‘Dattatreya’ and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin. Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi have come and offered prayers at the ghat and it is recorded with us,” Dinanath Kaul, the priest, told reporters.
The Union Science and Technology Minister goes on to explain why, “according to the gotra system”, Gandhi can never be a Dattatreya.
Jawaharlal Nehru’sGotra was ‘Dattatreya’ because he was Brahmin.His sons would have inherited hisGotra. Indira Jican’t transfer her father’s Gotra to her son.ThusRajivGandhi being son of a Parsi (Feroz Gandhi)can’t have Dattatreya Gotra.Let @RahulGandhi present his true identity
— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) November 28, 2018
“Jawaharlal Nehru’s gotra was ‘Dattatreya’ because he was Brahmin. His sons would have inherited his gotra. However, Indira Gandhi can’t transfer her father’s gotra to her son. Thus, Rajiv Gandhi, being a son of a Parsi (Feroz Gandhi), can’t have Dattatreya gotra,” Vardhan explains, adding that Irani should not pay heed to the claim and enjoy the ‘destruction’ of Congress!
Many on Twitter pointed out that it was perhaps out of place
Sir please 🙏🏼.. We really don’t need two union ministers talking about gotra .. Many other priorities for the govt https://t.co/mnv7HkYX2l
— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) November 28, 2018
Proof that education is no guarantee of enlightenment: https://t.co/w2LPmVMM1d
— Namita Bhandare (@namitabhandare) November 29, 2018
Union Minister for Science and Technology, people. https://t.co/PkfQAmlUpm
— Maanvi (@Maanvi2501) November 29, 2018
This idiocy unfortunately percolates down to the people. Have got a whole bunch of letters from people debating Rahul Gandhi’s gotra. 🙄🙄🙄 https://t.co/8DJVKyodW4
— Radhika Santhanam (@radhikasan) November 29, 2018
The ‘gotra’ mentioned by Rahul was that of Nehruji- Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje
Earlier, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said Tuesday the ‘gotra’ mentioned by Rahul Gandhi while offering a puja was that of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and not of the Congress president.
Addressing a rally in Ajmer’s Nasirabad town, Raje said: “Rahul Gandhi did not mention his ‘gotra’, the ‘gotra’ mentioned was that of Nehruji. He should have mentioned the ‘gotra’ of his father (Rajiv Gandhi) and grandfather (Feroze Gandhi).” Raje also accused former chief minister Ashok Gehlot on insulting women. “Gehlot’s remark (on her) is not only my insult, but the insult of all women,” she said.
The priest also presented documents showing the names of Rahul Gandhi’s ancestors who have worshipped at the Pushkar lake.
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