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Dalits Have Understood BJP’s Dhong, Party MP Savitri Bai Phule Attacks Yogi Over Hanuman Comment

"Lord Hanuman was a Dalit and a slave of 'manuwadi' people. He was a Dalit and a human. He did all for Lord Ram then why he was given a tail and his face was blackened. Why was he made a monkey?," Phule said.


Updated:December 4, 2018, 5:03 PM IST
Dalits Have Understood BJP’s Dhong, Party MP Savitri Bai Phule Attacks Yogi Over Hanuman Comment
BJP MP from Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule (centre).
Lucknow: Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Bahraich, Savitri Bai Phule has once again attacked her own party over UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s comments on the caste of Hanuman.

“If he (Yogi Adityanath) really loves Dalits then he should love them more than he loves Lord Hanuman. Has he ever embraced any Dalit? He might have been eating out dinner at Dalit households, but the cook was not Dalit. There are Assembly polls and they don’t have any issue left so they are terming Hanuman Ji as Dalit. They just want to take Dalit votes but now Dalits, backwards and Tribals of the country has now understood their dhong,” said Phule who has been raising her voice against her own party over issues related to Dalits.

During a rally in Rajasthan, CM Yogi had said, "Lord Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit. Bajrang Bali worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west."

After his statement, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar asked members of his community to take over all temples belonging to Lord Hanuman.

Phule also demanded that if Lord Hanuman was a ‘Dalit’ as claimed by UP CM Yogi Adityanath, then Dalits should be appointed as pujaris in the all the Hanuman temples across the country. “Hanuman always stood by Lord Ram but then why did Ram award him a tail and blackened his face?”

The BJP MP has also alleged that Lord Hanuman was a slave of ‘Manuwadi’ people.

"When he did all for Lord Ram with devotion, he (Lord Hanuman) should have been made a human and not a bandar. At that time also he had to face humilation due to being a Dalit. Why can't we Dalits be considered humans,” she added.
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