Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress president and former chief minister Kamal Nath recently celebrated his birthday, though controversy has erupted over the size of the temple prepared for his birthday celebrations and a cake with a picture of Hanuman Ji. At present, a video of the ceremony is going viral on social media. After the video surfaced, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called it an insult to Hindus. In fact, during Kamal Nath's three-day visit to his hometown Chhindwara, his supporters celebrated his birthday in advance.
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Let us tell you that his birthday falls on 18 November. However, in the video, Kamal Nath, who calls himself a Hanuman devotee, is seen with the cake. Let us tell you that this celebration was held at the former Chief Minister's residence in Chhindwara on Tuesday evening. According to a report surfacing, the Congress on the matter said that the cake was brought from Chhindwara by their supporters who wanted to celebrate their leader's birthday earlier. This cake was in the shape of the 121 feet Hanuman temple built by Kamal Nath. On the other hand, when asked about this by journalists at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office on Wednesday, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, ''Congress was against Ram Mandir. Now they remember Hanuman Ji just for votes… Puts a picture of Hanuman Ji on the cake and then cuts it. This is an insult to the Hindu religion and Sanatan tradition.''
Let us tell you that the supporters of Kamal Nath congratulated and praised Kamal Nath, calling him the Kohinoor of Indian politics. This was followed by bhajans and fireworks for the birthday celebrations, followed by the presentation of gifts to the Congress leader. Yes, and in the meantime, they cut a cake in the shape of a temple. However, in the midst of this controversy, BJP's Chhindwara District President Vivek Bunty Sahu said, 'Kamal Nath built a Hanuman temple in Chhindwara, but he does not have faith.' With this, he said, ''Former CM Nath may have built the temple of Lord Hanuman, but he does not have faith in the temple. He and his entire family often leave no stone unturned to play with the faith of Hindus.''
On the other hand, Congress spokesperson Ajay Yadav said, 'Kamal Nath is a religious person and the cake was in the shape of the temple built by him.' With this, he said, 'Supporters bring different types of gifts like cakes, flowers and garlands on the occasion of birthday. It is not possible to separate the cake and other things brought by the supporters.'