Swami Prasad Maurya Booked; Stands Floor, Asserts Remarks Have been Private
Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 10:09 IST
Booked for his feedback on the Ramcharitmanas, Samajwadi Celebration chief Swami Prasad Maurya has refused to retract his remarks saying he had spoken on a selected verse in Hindu epic poem and never about Lord Ram or any faith.
Maurya, a distinguished OBC chief in Uttar Pradesh, largely caught to his stand in an interview with PTI on Tuesday, however asserted his feedback, which triggered a row and embarrassed his get together, had been made in private capability and never as a member of the SP “On the time of giving the assertion, I had mentioned that is my private assertion,” he mentioned.
Maurya kicked up an issue just lately by alleging that sure verses of the Ramcharitmanas “insult” a big part of society on the premise of caste and demanded that these be “banned”.
Requested if he nonetheless stood by his assertion, the SP chief replied, “Have I mentioned something mistaken that I’ll return?” “I give respect to all religions, however no faith or anybody can have the permission to hurl abuses…. I’ve spoken about banning solely a selected portion during which insulting feedback have been made on ladies, tribals, Dalits and backward lessons. I’ve spoken about eradicating solely these components of the ‘chaupai’,” he added.
Requested about leaders of his personal Samajwadi Celebration who’ve criticised his assertion, Maurya mentioned, “Those that have opposed me belong to a sure part of society,” and drew consideration to their surnames.
“Persons are associating the feedback with Lord Ram, God, faith and the Ramcharitmanas. This reveals their slim mindset,” he mentioned.
Speaking to PTI over the telephone, Maurya, when requested a couple of case being registered in opposition to him on the Hazratganj police station, mentioned, “Now the pot is looking the kettle black. I’m the one who’s pleading, and it’s me at whom abuses are being hurled at.” He additional claimed that he had been demanding the federal government put a ban on objectionable phrases.
He mentioned those that are talking in opposition to him within the media belong to the category of people that hurl abuses. “The category which will get abused isn’t in opposition to me,” he added.
The previous state cupboard minister additionally claimed that 80 per cent of the individuals on social media had been with him.
Requested if he had any dialogue with Samajwadi Celebration president Akhilesh Yadav on the difficulty, Maurya mentioned, “I’ve simply completed a programme in Sant Kabir Nagar. When I’ve not spoken on behalf of the get together, then why ought to I focus on (it with Yadav)”.
“These had been my private feedback. I communicate to the get together’s nationwide president after I communicate on the get together’s discussion board,” he added.
Ramcharitmanas, an epic poem in Awadhi language, relies on the Ramayana and has been composed by Sixteenth-century Bhakti poet Tulsidas.
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