The controversy over the controversial comment on Ramcharit Manas has now gone a step further, with copies of the holy book being burnt as a protest during the OBC Mahasabha in Lucknow on Sunday. 10 people, including Swami Prasad Maurya, have been named in this matter, as well as a case has been registered against some unknown people.
Earlier on Sunday, when Maurya came in front of the media, he said in open words that I stand by my statement. He said that if all tribals, Dalits, backward, and women stop coming to the temple on my call, then the offering will stop, their pet worship will stop. Here he also made it clear that this is his personal statement but Akhilesh Yadav has cleared the stand of the party by breaking his silence on this subject.
Talking to reporters in Mainpuri on Sunday, Akhilesh Yadav said that no one is against Ramcharit Manas and no one is against Lord Ram. I appeal to CM Yogi to recite that chaupai once. He said that since Yogi Adityanath has come from a religious place, that’s why I ask him this question. He said that yesterday when I went to the temple, the RSS- BJP goons have come, we would have come with our workers if we had known that BJP is going to send goons. He said that when socialists show the black flag, they are sent to jail for one year.