A temple in Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh and the idols were cleansed with Ganga water after a BJP woman MLA visited it. Tradition bars the entry of women into the temple.Manisha Anuragi a legislator visited the village to attend a school function in her constituency.
She then offered prayers in the local temple. Following her visit, there was a meeting called for by the local residents wherein they decided that the premises of the temple would have to be purified.All the idols were sent to Allahabad to get purified with the waters of the Sangam The villagers believe that if a woman entered the temple a natural calamity would befall them and that after the said visit, they have stopped getting rainfall. The MLA on hearing this felt hurt and said that it was an insult to women.