Varanasi seers to support Independents

  • | Sunday | 19th February, 2017

He added that as "political parties have nothing to do with the dignity of Kashi, the seers will support the two candidates in the assembly election". "The move is to give a message to the ruling party as well as other major political parties that there is nothing bigger than the self-pride of Kashi," said Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati, a disciple of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati. In July, senior SP leader and UP minister Azam Khan had gone to Sri Vidya Math to meet Avimukteshwaranand and also took lunch at the math. But, nothing has been done, said the seer wondering "how could one trust the politicians". Azam had assured the seer that the government would provide legal assistance to pursue the matter of idol immersion in rivers, including Ganga, in court against the ban order.

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