Somnath Temple: Nehru objected by calling it ‘Hindu revivalism’
The Somnath Temple is in the news following a visit by Rahul Gandhi. This was followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Jawaharlal Nehru opposing the reconstruction of the temple. The visit by Rahul Gandhi created a controversy after a debate on the social media over the entry in the visitor’s register where his name found a place in the non-Hindu column. Further Modi during a rally at Pranchi in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat spoke about Nehru’s opposition to the re-construction of the temple.