LUCKNOW: Intensifying the debate on whether Lord Hanuman was Dalit, as allegedly claimed by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath recently, BSP Supremo Mayawati said that his statements had led to an increase in the demand for Hanuman temples to be handed over to Dalit priests.She said that BJP leaders had stooped to such a level that they were now trying to divide Gods and Goddesses on the basis of caste.
“CM Yogi’s statements on Lord Hanuman being a Dalit have become a matter of discussion across the country and a demand has been raised that all Hanuman temples should be handed over to Dalit priests,” she said.Mayawati also accused BJP of having purposely chosen December 6, the death anniversary of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar, to bring down the Babri mosque in Ayodhya .
Saying that it was a well-established fact that December 6 held an important place in the lives of Dalits and followers of Ambedkar, BJP and RSS etc selected the day to demolish the mosque due to their “narrow politics and disruptive policies”.She said, “For having tarnished the name of the Constitution and the democracy on such a day, the Bahujan Samaj will never forgive them.”
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