Dalit MP Savitri Bai Phule quits BJP, says it’s ‘creating divisions in society’ - watsupptoday.com
Dalit MP Savitri Bai Phule quits BJP, says it’s ‘creating divisions in society’
Posted Thursday 03:27 PM

Agencies
Savitri Bai Phule, BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich, resigned from the party, alleging that the party is trying to “create divisions in society”.

On Tuesday, Phule claimed that Lord Hanuman was “a Dalit and a slave of ‘manuwadi’ people”, wading into a row which erupted over UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s statement that the Hindu deity was a Dalit. She alleged that Dalits and backwards were being called ‘bandar’ (monkey) and ‘rakshas’ (demon).

Phule had earlier raised questions on BJP leaders dining at the houses of Dalits and had termed the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah, “a mahapurush” (great personality), causing embarrassment to her party.

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