As self-styled godman Asaram was on Wednesday sentenced to life for raping a minor girl, the Congress party posted a video on Twitter, showing him with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “A man is known by the company he keeps – Aesop’s fables #AsaramVerdict,” tweeted Congress with the video.
Modi in the video can be heard saying that he had been getting Asaram’s blessings from the time no one knew him. It also showed clippings of Asaram blessing the PM. However, PM Modi was not the only one from Bhartiya Janata Part to pay his respect for Asaram. There were many.
From former Deputy Prime Minister of India L.K. Advani to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, top political leaders had taken ‘Asaram’s blessings’.
Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Chhattisgarh CM, Raman Singh; Rajasthan CM, Vasundhara Raje; Rajnath Singh who currently serves as the Home Minister; MP Digvijaya Singh of Congress are some prominent names who had visited Asaram for paying their respect and considering it ‘respectful’ sharing the stage with him.