BHOPAL: The Congress on Wednesday alleged the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is adopting “double standards” in allowing devotees to enter the sanctum sanctorum of Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain and protested alleged denial of permission to its senior leader Kamal Nath to offer prayers inside the innermost section of the shrine.
The opposition party said the temple management committee, headed by a government functionary, is only permitting BJP leaders and celebrities to perform puja inside the ‘Garbh Grah’ (sanctum sanctorum), a charge denied by the shrine administration.
Temple administrator Ganesh Dhakad said Nath had not sought permission to enter the sanctum sanctorum and the former CM took blessings of Lord Mahakal from Nandi Hall (a place some distance away from the inner sanctum).
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Former minister and senior Congress MLA PC Sharma, addressing a press conference, alleged, “The BJP government is…