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Samajwadi Party MLC Swami Prasad Maurya (File Photo/ANI)
Samajwadi Party MLC Swami Prasad Maurya (File Photo/ANI)

Seer could have just cursed me instead of spending Rs 21 lakh to get me killed: SP's Swami Prasad Maurya

ANI | Updated: Jan 31, 2023 00:16 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 31 (ANI): Samajwadi Party MLC Swami Prasad Maurya on Monday took a jibe at seer Mahant Raju Das stating that he could have just cursed him instead of spending Rs 21 lakh to get him killed.
In a tweet, the SP MLC Mauya said the seer Raju Das wanted to spend Rs 21 lakh to get him killed due to his remarks. He passed a sarcastic remark on the seer stating he could have just used his magical powers to kill him.
In his tweet, SP MLC Maurya stated, "A baba (seer) who claims to do the impossible is very popular nowadays. What kind of a baba are you? Despite having the most powerful back, you are offering a bounty to get me killed. You could have simply cursed. You could have also saved Rs 21 lakh and people could see your real face."
Earlier on Saturday, the SP leader tweeted, "I will continue to oppose the conspiracy to humiliate tribals, Dalits-backwards and women in the name of religion, just as an elephant does not change its gait due to barking of dogs, in the same way, I will not change my point until they are given their duly respected."
Maurya sparked a major controversy this month after he demanded the deletion of "insulting comments and sarcasm" targeted at particular castes and sects in Ramcharitmanas, a poem based on the epic Ramayana.

Due to his remarks, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav was received with black flags, when he participated in the Maa Pitambara 108 Mahayagya on the banks of the Gomti in Daliganj on Saturday.
Yadav alleged that the ruling BJP considers Dalits and Backwards castes as Shudra and said that the BJP is setting a bad precedent by disturbing programmes. Yadav told the mediapersons, "BJP people consider Dalits as Shudra. They consider us backwards and Dalits as Shudras (untouchable)."
"I respect all religions. But if in the name of religion, a community or caste is humiliated, then it is objectionable," Yadav said.
On January 24, an FIR was lodged at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on the basis of a complaint by one Shivendra Mishra against the SP leader.
On January 27, Maurya in his recent remark said, "I respect all religions. I merely objected to certain verses in
Ramcharitmanas which hurts the sentiments of 97 per cent of Hindus. Those verses reflect poorly on our own religion. They also advocate killing women and the Shudras. This is nothing but abuse and no religion should stand for such abuse and insult."
"I just sought the deletion of a few lines that are disrespectful of women, Adivasis and the Dalits. All communities are being disrespected in the state since the SP was voted out of power. After the BJP came to power, 5, Kalidas Marg (the CM's official residence in Lucknow) was cleansed with Gangajal (water from River Ganga)," added Maurya. (ANI)