Jaipur: A temple priest in Pushkar on Tuesday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi is a Kaul Brahmin and that he belongs to the Dattatreya gotra.
The BJP had earlier demanded to know Rahul’s “gotra”. Party spokesperson Sambit Patra had asked, “If Rahul wears a ‘janeu’, what type of ‘janeu’ does he wear, what is his ‘gotra’?”
On Tuesday, the Pushkar priest Dinanath Kaul said: “His gotra is ‘Dattatreya’ and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin. Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi have come and offered prayers at the ghat and it is recorded with us.”
“(Rahul) Gandhi came and offered prayers at the ghat. He also said his gotra is Dattatreya. Dattatreya are Kauls and Kauls are Kashmiri Brahmin.” Kaul said and presented documents showing the names of Rahul Gandhi’s ancestors who have worshipped at the Pushkar lake.
The Congress chief is campaigning in the poll-bound Rajasthan.
–India Blooms News Service