Mumbai: Congress objects to godmen at Fadnavis's swearing-in ceremony

The Congress on Friday objected to the presence of a galaxy of religious and spiritual leaders at the swearing-in ceremony of the Devendra Fadnavis ministry in Mumbai.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2014 20:17 IST
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Devendra Fadnavis,Maharashtra government,Wankhede Stadium

The Congress on Friday objected to the presence of a galaxy of religious and spiritual leaders at the swearing-in ceremony of the Devendra Fadnavis ministry in Mumbai.

"This was a government function but sadhus, saints, buwa-baba and maharajs (godmen) were present in a large number," former chief minister Ashok Chavan said, speaking to reporters after the event at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

"Is this not superstition?" asked the senior Congress leader, adding, "There were allegations that I encouraged superstition when Sathya Sai Baba visited the Varsha bungalow when I was the chief minister".

First Published: Oct 31, 2014 20:11 IST