Last Tuesday, addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Alwar district, Adityanath had said, "Lord 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."
On Sunday, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad had urged members of the community to take over all Hanuman temples in the country and appoint Dalits as priests there.
"Lord Hanuman was a Dalit and a slave of 'manuwadi' people. He was a Dalit and a human. He did all for Lord Ram then why he was given a tail and his face was blackened. Why was he made a monkey?," Phule said.
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