Now, UP BJP leader says Lord Hanuman was Vaishya 

He claimed the Vaishya community and Lord Ram come from the same lineage and Lord Hanuman is the adopted son of Lord Ram.

Published: 03rd January 2019 11:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2019 11:32 PM   |  A+A-

Lord Hanuman (Photo | PTI)

Image opf a statue of Lord Hanuman used for representational purpose. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

MEERUT: Uttar Pradesh BJP leader Vineet Agarwal Sharda has said Lord Hanuman belonged to the Vaishya community, weeks after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the Hindu deity a Dalit.

Talking to PTI Thursday, Sharda claimed the Vaishya community and Lord Ram come from the same lineage and Lord Hanuman is the adopted son of Lord Ram.

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Sharda, however, evaded reply to a question on Adityanath's remarks.

Addressing rallies before the recent Assembly election in Rajasthan, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had said Lord Hanuman belonged to Dalit and tribal communities.

"Hanuman was a tribal, a forest-dweller and was deprived. Bajrang Bali worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west.

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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 had said.

Following Adityanath's assertions, BJP MLC Bukkal Nawab claimed that Lord Hanuman was a Muslim.

READ | Hanuman was Muslim, says BJP MLC Bukkal Nawab

On the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Sharda said the work was on and would be completed soon.

 

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