Hindu leader dials Rahul Gandhi over Kerala beef party

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Chamoli (Uttarakhand), May 30 (IANS) Hindu leader, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati on Tuesday slammed a beef party held by Congress workers in Kerala and said he has spoken to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi about it.

Speaking to reporters at Joshimath, where he is on a sojourn, the monk said that cow slaughter was against the tenets of Indian culture.

He also informed that he had spoken to the public relations officer of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and conveyed his feelings on the matter.

The Shankracharya is known to be close to the Congress on political matters. He said that he had been told of the disciplinary action taken against the errant Congress workers.

With regard to the hearing on the Babri Masjid demolition case in Lucknow, the Shankaracharya said there never was a mosque on the land in question and that remnants of a Ram, Sita and Hanuman temple were still there and many were found during excavation.

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