A spokesperson of the All India Hindu Mahasabha submitted an application for a police report against Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya for his remarks against Hindu gods and goddesses.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has also come under fire for not removing Maurya from the party in which the latter holds the position of national general secretary.
Swami Chakrapani Maharaj, president of the Mahasabha, said, “A swami is one who has control over his senses, but despite his name, Swami Prasad Maurya has no control over himself. Yogi ji should use a bulldozer on him”.
Shishir Chaturvedi, the spokesperson of the Mahasabha, said, “He (Maurya) should be charged for treason for he is hurting the sentiments of 100 crore Sanatanis. He is sometimes with the BSP, sometimes with the BJP and now with the SP. His daughter (Sanghamitra Maurya) is with the BJP. Maurya has no control over his own house and is creating problems in all parties”. Chaturvedi, with a few other members of the Mahasabha handed over an application at Lucknow’s Hazratganj police station earlier in the day.
Manoj Kumar Pandey, a former MLA from the SP said, “Swami Prasad Maurya should not forget that he was enjoying the perks of power from 2012-22. He would wear saffron and not tire of singing praises of the BJP. He should not forget his past”.
Alok Awasthi, BJP spokesperson, accused SP chief Yadav of having “double character.”
“He is constantly pretending to be a Sanatani yet turning a blind eye towards one who is constantly abusing Sanatan”, said Awasthi in reference to Yadav’s temple visits.
“It is not possible that a person who is the national general secretary is expressing his personal opinions. This is a well-thought-out agenda of your party. The country will not forgive you for this politics of appeasement that you are following by pouring poison against the Hindus of this country”, he said.
Meanwhile, Maurya said all his remarks have scientific basis. On his mockery of goddess Laxmi who bears four arms, he said that no human child has ever been born with more than two arms.
“Whatever I have said is based on logic. When I say that the Ramcharitamanas is derogatory to women and certain castes, my intent is that these people should be given due respect. My critics should stop talking in the air,” he said.