Savitribai Phule resigns from the post of BJP MP
Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament Savitribai Phule resigned from the party on Thursday and said that her party was trying to divide society.
Phule, who is known for her controversial statements said, “I am resigning from BJP today. There’s a conspiracy to end the Constitution and reservations for Dalit and backward classes.”
This comes two days after she took on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his comment on Hanuman’s caste.
Yogi Adityanath had said at a poll rally in Malakhera of Alwar district, Rajasthan, that ‘’Bajrang Bali was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit, who worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west.”.
Phule had reacted by saying if Lord Hanuman was a ‘Dalit’ as claimed by UP CM Yogi Adityanath, then Dalits should be appointed as pujaris in the all the Hanuman temples across the country. “Hanuman always stood by Lord Ram but then why did Ram award him a tail and blackened his face?”
The MP from Bahraich had also alleged that Lord Hanuman was a slave of ‘Manuwadi’ people.