Maurya kicked up a controversy by alleging that certain verses of the Ramcharitmanas promoted social discrimination.
Maurya, the daughter of Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya, had fought the 2019 general elections from Budaun on a BJP ticket.
Maurya, who is also a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, has sought Rs 11.50 crore as general and special compensation for loss of reputation and family honour.
Tyagi community members from 11 districts of the state have formed ‘Sanyukt Tyagi Swabhiman Morcha’ to confront those who were trying to defame the entire community.
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According to officials privy to the probe, Tyagi wanted to quickly reach Lucknow because of which he thought to take a flight from Delhi.
Kushinagar District Magistrate S Rajalingam gave this information while denying Mauray's claim that his son Ashok Maurya was arrested in a "false" case of instigating violence against BJP supporters.
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Maurya and his daughter Sanghmitra Maurya, who is a BJP MP from Badaun, accused the BJP workers of the alleged attack.
Maurya's daughter Sanghmitra Maurya who is a BJP MP too supported her father's allegation as the Samajwadi Party condemned the alleged attack by "power-protected" miscreants.
Speaking to reporters, Maurya said that Jinnah was a `Mahapurush' who contributed to country’s freedom struggle before Pakistan was formed.