On Yogi Adityanath’s ‘Hanuman is Dalit’ remark, Akhilesh Yadav’s question: ‘What about other deities?

In a jibe at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for calling Hindu god Hanuman a Dalit, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday asked him to reveal the caste of other deities also.

Adityanath had during a poll rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar district said that 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,” he had said.

In his retort, Akhilesh said, “Castes of only some gods have been revealed. It will be good if he (Adityanath) tells caste of all of them. I will also pray to the God of my caste.”

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