Samajwadi Get together (SP) nationwide president Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday mentioned that he has no problem with Ramcharitmanas “but what is wrong is wrong”.
Taking a swipe on the BJP throughout a go to to Agra, he mentioned that they’re “non secular scientists… allow them to clarify (the verses in Ramcharitmanas), we are going to cease asking questions.”
His feedback come amid a protracted disagreement in political circles over Ramcharitmanas.
Akhilesh’s celebration colleague Swami Prasad Maurya final month had triggered a row over the traditional textual content, saying that the poet-saint Tulsidas in among the verses of the epic had used derogatory references for backwards, Dalits, and girls.
Akhilesh mentioned: “I hearken to bhajans (Hindu devotional music) day by day for no less than an hour each morning…Samajwadis observe all of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. But when the Opposition is elevating some questions, then the chief minister (Yogi Adityanath) ought to reply to them”.
The SP chief additionally talked about Karna (a warrior within the epic Mahabharat)’ who was raised in a Shudra household.
Akhilesh mentioned, “Due to being a Shudra, he too needed to face humiliation…and people individuals who fragmented the society in castes are those who don’t want caste census. If these folks get the caste census completed, they are going to be out of energy. If we come to energy, we are going to get the caste census completed in three months within the state.”
Akhilesh was speaking to newspersons in Agra and mentioned, “The caste system is an previous problem–5,000 years previous…the problem gained’t go away in a day…When you learn Mahabharat, then you’ll know what all Karna needed to undergo. The chief minister is coming to Agra (on Monday), ask him. Additionally learn what the eminent poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar wrote about Karna. He wrote that Karna needed to undergo due to being a Shudra.”
Akhilesh alleged the BJP doesn’t need the society to eliminate the caste system.
“These folks don’t want the backwards and Dalits to get the rights given to them by the Structure. It is solely after the caste census that these caste members will have the ability to get their rights (by way of reservation in jobs),” he mentioned.
He additional mentioned: “Samajwadis had by no means insulted anybody, they accepted all. We respect all scriptures. We now have left some issues for the prime minister…the BJP persons are ‘non secular scientists’, allow them to clarify (the verses in Ramcharitmanas), we are going to cease asking questions.”