Now Dalits want to take over the management of all Hanuman temples, taking a cue from Yogi's statement

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Dec 1: Yogi may not have expected this, that his statement on Lord Hanuman will put him in trouble.  During a poll rally in Malakheda of Alwar district on Tuesday, Adityanath had said, "Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit. Bajrang Bali worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west".If this were not enough, now taking a cue from the CM's statement, some Dalit groups have come forward and said that they wish to take over the management of all Hanuman temples in the country, further increasing troubles for the UP CM.According to a report in Hindustan Times, wearing ‘janeu’ (sacred thread) and shouting slogans like ‘Dalit devta Hanuman ki jai’ (long live Dalit god Hanuman), over 30 Dalit reached the Hanuman temple at Langre ki Chowki on Delhi-Kanpur Highway on Thursday.Congress leader Amit Singh, who let the group to the temple on Thursday morning, said that all Hanuman temples should be handed over to the Dailt Community as Lord Hanuman part of it.CM Yogi also said that the people of the district would vote for 'Ram bhakts' and not 'Ravana'.A right-wing group in Rajasthan has sent a legal notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asking him to apologise within three days for allegedly calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit.Rajasthan Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha president Suresh Mishra has now sent a notice to Adityanath, accusing him of dragging Lord Hanuman's caste for political gain for the BJP in the state where assembly polls will be held on December 7.The notice reads, "I am saddened that UP chief minister called Lord Hanuman deprived. His statement has hurt religious sentiments of several devotees. Those who are deprived they get strength to fight the odds. It is a sheer attempt to take political mileage in election".Adityanath's comments have triggered a political row prompting the Congress to blame the BJP for its "dual face".Congress leader Pramod Tiwari condemned the Adityanath's remarks, saying the BJP divides individual and the society but it is for the first time that it has divided gods into castes.