While addressing a rally in favour of a BJP candidate in Alwar’s Malpura assembly seat, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called Hindu God Lord Hanuman a Dalit. Shifting the politics to religion, the UP CM also said that “all of us must have a resolution like Lord Hanuman”.
Candidate Ram Kishan is contesting elections from the constituency on behalf of the BJP. While requesting voters to vote for the party so they can bring about change, UP CM Adityanath said that we must have a ‘Bajrangi’ (one like Lord Hanuman) resolution in making the BJP candidate win in the area.
Praising Hanuman, Adityanath said that Hanuman himself is a resident of the forest, who is also a Dalit and is excluded from the society, as per the Indian folklore. He further said that the whole Indian community from “north to south and east to west”, is united, “thanks to Lord Hanuman”.
“Therefore, we must have the resolution of Lord Hanuman. We must not rest until the work of Lord Ram is done,” he said invoking all the Hindu Gods while asking people to vote for the ‘lotus’ sign of the BJP in the upcoming polls in the state of Rajasthan.
Earlier, Yogi had said that it was a fight between BJP’s “Bajrangbali” (Lord Hanuman) and Congress’ “Ali” in Madhya Pradesh in a bit to polarise voters from extreme sides. Yogi, who often takes the ‘Hindutva’ way while campaigning for his party, was criticised severely for his statement.
This incident happened in a remote village in Alwar which comes under a Scheduled Caste and Schedules Tribes area. It is a reserved seat.