Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Yogi Adityanath made a controversial statement during a poll rally in Alwar district of Rajasthan. During this poll rally in Malakheda of district Alwar in Rajasthan, Mr. Yogi Adityanath claimed that Lord Hanuman who is worship by Hindus was a Dalit. He said that Lord Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit who worked to connect the Indian communities from north to south and east to west. He also said during the poll rally that people should vote for Ram bhakts and not Ravan and by Ram bhakts, he meant BJP while for Ravan he meant Congress.
However, this statement given by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister was disliked by many and resulted in a huge controversy. Rajasthan Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha’s president has sent a legal notice to Mr. Yogi Adityanath for using Lord Hanuman and his caste for political gains. The notice inter alia stated that the statement has hurt the religious sentiments of many devotees.
The President of Rajasthan Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha Suresh Mishra has sent the legal notice to Mr. Yogi Adityathan asking him to apologise for the statement that he made during poll rally within three days.
The statement made by Mr. Yogi Adityanath has caused a situation to arise whereby Congress is now blaming BJP for having a dual face.
In response to the statement made by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Congress leader Pramod Tiwari has said that BJP has been dividing individuals and society but it is for the first time that they even divided Gods into castes. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has said that the statement made regarding Lord Hanuman is playing politics over God. Tomorrow they may even speak about Lord Ram, Lord Krishna in the same manner. He further said that I don’t think caste, Gods and our respect for Gods should be mixed. Also, the National Congress Party leader Majeed Memon shared his opinion on the statement made by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and he said that the statement was made with the purpose of attracting Dalit votes and such statements which divide Dalits and Non-Dalits, Brahmins and Non-Brahmins are not desirable and such statements do not fetch votes but only damage your reputation.