Congress files complaint against UP CM Yogi Adityanath for 'Lord Hanuman' remark

Jaipur, PTI | Updated : 30 November 2018, 12:15 AM
Congress files complaint against Adityanath for 'Lord Hanuman' remark (File Photo)
Congress files complaint against Adityanath for 'Lord Hanuman' remark (File Photo)

The Congress’s Rajasthan unit on Thursday lodged a complaint against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his remark on Lord Hanuman with the Election Commission. Addressing a poll rally in Malakheda of Alwar district on Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, "Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit. Bajrang Bali worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west".

"This was his resolve as it was Lord Ram's wish. Just like him, we should also not rest till we fulfil that wish," Adityanath, one of the BJP' star campaigners, asserted.

Congress general secretary Sushil Sharma in a statement on Thursday said that a complaint has been lodged against the Uttar Pradesh chief minister with the Election Commission and Rajasthan's Chief Electoral Office.

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The Congress said it fears that Adityanath's statement to call Lord Hanuman a 'Dalit' can harm communal harmony.

Such a statement in the poll-bound state is against the model code of conduct and is a punishable offence as per law, the party said.?

On Wednesday, a right-wing group had served a legal notice to the Uttar Pradesh chief minister for his remarks on Wednesday.

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Polling in Rajasthan will take place on December 7 while the results will be announced on December 11.

First Published: Friday, November 30, 2018 12:12 AM
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