The 42-member National Executive of the Samajwadi Party includes national president Akhilesh Yadav, Shivpal Singh Yadav, who recently joined the party, Azam Khan, Swami Prasad Maurya among others.
Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya was appointed party’s general secretary on Sunday and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not happy. A prominent OBC leader in Uttar Pradesh, Maurya kicked up a storm when he claimed that certain verses of the Ramcharitmanas insult a major part of society on the basis of caste. He demanded that these parts be banned and removed.
Now that Maurya has made it to the SP’s national executive, BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi claimed that he was rewarded for speaking against the Ramcharitmanas, considered sacred by the Hindus.
Tripathi said “Swami Prasad Maurya got his award for insulting the Shri Ramcharitmanas. The Samajwadi Party (SP) wants communal harmony to deteriorate in Uttar Pradesh and wants to create caste conflict. They will not succeed in their plan. Akhilesh Yadav’s anti-Hindu and casteist face is out in the open.”
BJP Uttar Pradesh chief Bhupendra Singh Chowdhary said Yadav by appointing Swami Prasad Maurya as a SP national general secretary has proved that he was supporting his statement on the ‘Ramcharitmanas’ and this is an attack on the Hindu faith and Sanatan culture, according to a statement issued by the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh said on Monday.
Chaudhary said “This work of the SP chief reminds one of the Muhammad of Ghazni and Muhammad Ghori. They came from outside and attacked the Sanatan culture and the faith of Hindus, the SP chief is doing the same work by staying here.”
Ghazni and Ghori were invaders who had attacked India several times and ransacked and looted temples. Chaudhary said that the “SP chief has rewarded Swami Prasad Maurya by making him a national general secretary for insulting the faith and Sanatan culture of Hindus and disrespecting the ‘Ramcharitmanas'”.