SP's Swami Prasad Maurya slams 'custodians of religion'

NewsDrum Desk
27 Jan 2023

Lucknow, Jan 27 (PTI) Senior Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya on Friday equated some "custodians of religion" with "terrorists" and "executioners".

In a tweet in Hindi, Maurya said: "Following a recent statement of mine, some custodians of religion had announced a reward for anyone who would cut my tongue and chop my head off.

"Had anyone else said this, these custodians would have called him a terrorist. Now, what should these seers, mahants, dharmacharyas and people from a particular caste be called? Terrorists, executioners or the devil?" A prominent OBC leader from Uttar Pradesh, Maurya kicked up a controversy recently by alleging that certain verses of the Ramcharitmanas "insult" a large section of the society on the basis of caste and demanded that those be "banned". PTI NAV RC

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