Both Rahul gandhi and prime minister Narendra Modi's visits to temples during the ongoing lok sabha elections reflect the importance of religious symbolism in indian politics.
Rahul Gandhi's visit to a Hanuman temple in Raebareli during the polling phase underscores his attempt to connect with Hindu voters and demonstrate respect for their religious beliefs. By offering prayers at a significant religious site, gandhi aims to portray himself as a leader who understands and values the cultural and religious sentiments of the electorate.

 Additionally, Raebareli being the parliamentary constituency of sonia gandhi, his mother and a prominent congress leader, adds political significance to his visit, as it could help strengthen the electoral prospects of the congress party in the region.

Prime minister Modi's visit to the puri temple in odisha and his raising of the issue of the missing keys to the Ratna Bhandar align with his strategy of combining religious symbolism with governance issues. By offering prayers at a revered Hindu temple and addressing concerns about transparency and accountability in temple management, Modi seeks to appeal to both religious sentiments and governance-minded voters. Furthermore, his campaign rallies in odisha demonstrate the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) efforts to challenge the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by naveen patnaik in the state.

Overall, these visits highlight the complex interplay between religion, politics, and electoral strategy in India, where politicians often leverage religious symbolism to connect with voters and advance their political agendas during elections.

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