Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 20, 2019-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Wrong to divide Gods into castes: Uttar Pradesh minister hits out at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

india Updated: Dec 03, 2018 11:14 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Muzaffarnagar
Uttar Pradesh,chief minister,Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had said Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.(PTI)

Taking strong objection to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s “Lord Hanuman is Dalit” remark, state minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said it was wrong to divide Gods into castes.

Addressing a public meeting in Shamli district on Sunday, the backward classes welfare minister criticised his own government for starting a controversy with such statements.

It is wrong to divide Gods into castes and due to this controversy, Dalit community is demanding to takeover Hanuman temples, he said. While addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar district last week, Adityanath had said, “Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit. ‘Bajrang Bali’ worked to unite all Indian communities, from north to south and east to west”.

Reacting to the remarks, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar had Sunday said members of the community should take over all Hanuman temples in the country and appoint Dalits as priests there.

Rajbhar also hit out at the state government for not providing 27 % reservation to the Kashyap community.

First Published: Dec 03, 2018 11:14 IST