Over 4,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake and rescue operations continue.
In the shameful remarks, Maharaj told reporters in Haridwar: “Rahul Gandhi eats beef, and goes to the holy shrine (Kedarnath) without purifying himself. The earthquake was bound to happen”. Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi was also present.
He was commenting on Gandhi’s recent visit to the Kedarnath temple which was opened to the public for the first time this season.
The Congress, though, was up in arms against the ruling BJP demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah take action against him .
“…In a most unfortunate and petty manner, certain habitual motor mouth offenders of the BJP — cohorts of the Prime Minister and BJP President Amit Shah — are trying to communalise and politicise a grave human tragedy.
“If media reports are to be believed, BJP leader and MP Sakshi Maharaj now famous for asking women to produce 10 babies, eulogising the killers of Mahatma Gandhi and comparing humans with dogs for sterilisation, are now ascribing the earthquake in Nepal to Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Bhagwan Kedarnath,” party spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters at the AICC briefing.