Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) foul mouth leader Gopal Italia, recently seen in the news for his controversial video where he hurled expletives at Hindu Gods, customs, traditions and devotees was reportedly barred from offering prayers at the Somnath Temple on Monday.
Sanatan Dharma devotees throw out @AAPGujarat Thug & Rabid Hindu Abuser @Gopal_Italia out of #Somnath Jyotirling Temple which was Reconstructed in Independent India by Ironman Swargiya Sardar Patel Saheb.
🙌Har Har Mahadev🙌
People of #Gujarat show AAP (PAAP) it's place.
— Neelang Dave (@neelang_dave) June 28, 2021
In what can be described as Karma coming for Italia, the AAP leader was stopped by the Brahmin community and Hindu organisations from performing darshan at the Somnath Temple and was forced to retreat. Visibly upset at the treatment meted to him, Italia even filed a complaint with the police accusing the BJP of leading an attack on him as he stepped out of Somnath temple and vented his anger on Twitter.
સોમનાથ મહાદેવ મંદિરના પરિસરમાં @Gopal_Italia પર ભાજપના કાર્યકરો દ્વારા ટોળું વળીને હુમલાનો નિષ્ફળ પ્રયાસ કરવામાં આવ્યો..
— AAP Gujarat । Mission2022 (@AAPGujarat) June 28, 2021
As reported by TFI, in the undated video that had gone viral on the realms of social media platforms, Gopal Italia demeaned and insulted the Brahmins and Hindu rituals.
“If you do not like what I have to say then block me and leave because I don’t need you. People are spending a lot of money and time on non-scientific and unnecessary things like Satyanarayan Katha, Bhagwad Katha and other such useless things. Still people do not know what they’ll gain out of doing this. They waste other people’s time also. If we spend even 5 paisa on such useless things, we do not have a right to live like humans,” Italia could be heard saying in the video in Gujarati.
Scratch an AApiya & you'll find a Hindu hater.
— Mr Sinha (@MrSinha_) June 24, 2021
According to Italia, those who attend these Pujas clap like Hijras (eunuchs). “I am ashamed of such people. It angers me. If you don’t like what I said block me. We don’t need those who clap like hijras in name of rituals and culture. Some Sadhu will speak nonsense from the stage and we have to clap like hijras?”
In another viral video, Italia mocked devotional Hindu congregations and remarked, “Why are these kathakars doing kathas in Surat only? If you are so big go to border for kathas. Go do kathas at Pakistan border and Bangladesh border. Just spare the people here.”
This is an old video of AAP Gujarat President Gopal Italiya.
I don't know why AAP is against H!ndus always?
What is the problem they have with
— Vijay Patel🇮🇳 (@vijaygajera) June 23, 2021
AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal has lately become synonymous with anti-national elements that have a special hatred for Hindus in their hearts. After Tahir Hussain and Amanatullah Khan, Gopal Italia is the newest inductee into the AAP Hall of Famer of disparaging Hindus.