Senior Samajwadi Celebration (SP) chief Swami Prasad Maurya was on Sunday shown black flags by members of Hindu Jagran Manch, a right-wing group, in Kaushambi, with the group saying that their protest towards Maurya was on account of his repeated ‘objectionable utterances towards Hindu deities.’
In a visible shared by information company ANI, protesters might be seen waving black flags at Murya’s convoy, at the same time as police personnel on responsibility attempt to push the demonstrators again.
Based on HT’s sister publication Stay Hindustan, the protesters additionally raised ‘Murdabad’ slogans towards the SP chief. The previous minister was in Kaushambi to attend the Nationwide Buddha Competition.
Two Hindu Jagran Manch demonstrators have been arrested in reference to the incident, in response to the police.
“Nationwide Buddha Competition was held on February 4 and Swami Prasad Maurya was going to take part in it. Whereas he was on his method, some individuals got here in entrance of his convoy and confirmed him black flags,” the police assertion learn.
The veteran politician, 70, joined the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP in January 2022, leaving the ruling Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) forward of that 12 months’s meeting elections, held between February and March. Whereas the BJP received the state polls, Maurya misplaced from the Fazilnagar constituency, and was later made an MLC.