Legal notice sent to UP CM Adityanath for calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit

A right-wing group in Rajasthan has sent a legal notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath asking him to apologize within the time frame of three days for allegedly calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit.

Suresh Mishra, president Rajasthan Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha, has sent a legal notice to CM Adityanath, accusing him of dragging Lord Hanuman’s caste for political gain for the BJP in the poll-bound state.

The notice reads, “I am saddened that UP chief minister called Lord Hanuman deprived. His statement has hurt the religious sentiments of several devotees. Those who are deprived they get the strength to fight the odds. It is a sheer attempt to take political mileage in the election.”

“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,” CM Adityanath said during a poll rally in Malakheda of Alwar District.

He further said, “This was his resolve as it was Lord Ram’s wish. Just like him, we should also not rest till we fulfill that wish.”

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari has strongly condemned the CM’s remarks on Lord Hanuman, saying that the BJP divides individual and the society but it is for the first time that it has divided gods into castes.