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Bihar Cong leader takes out yatra in honour of Lord Hanuman

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

A here on Tuesday took out a "Yatra" to galvanize holy men and common people unhappy with the BJP's "insult" to the monkey god.

Siddhart Kshatriya, whose is scheduled to cover the entire state, accused the BJP of having "insulted Lord by calling him, as per convenience, a Jat, a Dalit and a Muslim".

"We will travel to every nook and corner of the state seeking support of common men and women besides sadhus and sants who have been upset with the BJP's buffoonery. We would also seek Rahul Gandhi's blessings when he visits next month to address a rally", Kshatriya said.

He was in recently for coming up with posters wherein the was called a "Brahmin" and mention made of other top leaders by their respective castes, said.

Participants of the "yatra" comprised supporters who chanted "Jai Shri Ram" in a manner reminiscent of Sangh Parivar zealots but peppered it with an additional slogan "Jahan Vahan Shri Ram".

One of the most revered deities across the Hindi heartland, Hanuman is said to be the foremost devotee of Lord The Congress leaders' criticism was aimed at recent statements by a host of BJP leaders, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

in-charge for media Saroj Tiwary Kamlendra, however, told "the is not an official programme of the state unit of the Congress. But Kshatriya is a party and we do understand his sentiments".

"There has been considerable resentment within the party over the BJP's malicious attempts to project the Congress as an anti-Hindu party. Our ideology of caring for and respecting people of all religions has been dubbed as vote bank politics", Tiwary alleged.

"The can be seen as the outrage of a Congress over the swagger with which the BJP has been claiming a monopoly on identity", he added.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 21:06 IST