BJP try­ing to di­vide deities on caste lines: Mayawati

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NEW DELHI: Bahu­jan Sa­maj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati to­day hit out at the BJP, al­leg­ing that af­ter di­vid­ing peo­ple on caste lines, it was now seg­re­gat­ing deities for votes.

Re­fer­ring to Ut­tar Pradesh Chief Min­ster Yogi Adityanath's re­cent claim that lord Hanu­man was a “Dalit”, she said the top lead­er­ship of the BJP has “stooped to such a level for votes that they are not even spar­ing the deities”.

She al­leged while the com­mon man and farm­ers are suf­fer­ing un­der the BJP rule, the party is talk­ing of con­struct­ing a tem­ple in Ay­o­d­hya, ig­nor­ing its pri­mary re­spon­si­bil­ity of gover­nance as en­shrined in the Con­sti­tu­tion.

Ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing of party func­tionar­ies at an event to mark the death an­niver­sary of B R Ambed­kar, she said fol­low­ing Adityanath's state­ment, peo­ple have been de­mand­ing that Dal­its be ap­pointed as priests in Hanu­man tem­ples.

“First they di­vided peo­ple on the lines of caste, now they are di­vid­ing even the deities ... Peo­ple need to vig­i­lant against them,” she told the gath­er­ing, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by her party.

Hanu­man was a for­est dweller, a Dalit and de­prived, the UP CM had said re­cently dur­ing an elec­tion rally in Ra­jasthan.

Mayawati claimed that the gov­ern­ment is try­ing to de­stroy all con­sti­tu­tional in­sti­tu­tions that help the Dal­its and the down­trod­den get their rights.

She said while the gov­ern­ment claims that it will dou­ble the farm­ers' in­come by 2021, the farm­ing com­mu­nity is wor­ried about its im­me­di­ate fu­ture and is reel­ing un­der crop loss and debt.

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