‘Caste certificate’ of Lord Hanuman sought
VARANASI : In view of the ongoing row over chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s remark on Lord Hanuman at a rally in Rajasthan recently, workers of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) or PSPL on Friday submitted an application to the district administration seeking the deity’s caste certificate within a week.
“Gods should not be dragged into politics. But UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath recently dubbed Lord Hanuman as Dalit. Therefore, we submitted an application to the district magistrate’s office for issuing the caste certificate in the name of Lord Hanuman,” said PSPL youth wing district chief Harish Mishra.
In the proforma submitted by the PSPL to the administration, a photograph of Lord Hanuman was pasted with Maharaj Keshari named as his father and Anjana Devi, his mother.
The famous Sankat Mochan temple was declared as his residence and Dalit was mentioned in the caste column.
His age was mentioned as ‘amar’ (immortal) by the PSPL worker and the year of birth was ‘anant’ (infinite).
▪ PSPL activists with application.