BJP MP Sanghamitra Maurya on Wednesday got here in assist of her father and Samajwadi Party chief Swami Prasad Maurya over his remarks on Ramcharitmanas, saying there ought to be a debate on some parts of the Hindu epic.
She stated the “chaupai” (verse) of the Ramcharitmanas referred to as by her father objectionable ought to be mentioned with students.
“My father has read Ramcharitmanas. However, I have not talked to him with regard to it. But if he has mentioned a chaupai, it is probably because that line is contrary to the character of Lord Ram himself. While Lord Ram ate Shabari’s berries without giving importance to caste, her caste has been described in that chaupai,” Sanghamitra, the BJP MP from Budaun, informed reporters when requested about her father’s remarks on Ramcharitmanas. Swami Prasad Maurya has been booked for his controversial remarks.
Sanghamitra stated her father quoted the actual verse as a result of he sought clarification.
“So, we think there should be an explanation. This is not a matter to debate in the media. We think it is a matter of analysis. This should be discussed with scholars,” she added.
“When we find something contrary to God, we need an explanation,” the BJP MP stated.
Sanghamitra claimed that the chaupai was additionally questioned in a poem by the nice poetess Mahadevi Verma, saying she too had stated that she was stunned why no lady had raised an objection to it.
She stated, “He (Maurya) is my father, I am not defending him, rather I am saying that if a person talks about anything, we should not make a comment until we understand his point completely. ” Swami Prasad Maurya, a outstanding OBC chief in Uttar Pradesh, kicked up an issue just lately by alleging that sure verses of Ramcharitmanas “insult” a big part of society on the idea of caste and demanded that these be “banned”.
Ramcharitmanas, an epic poem within the Awadhi language, is predicated on the Ramayana and has been composed by Sixteenth-century Bhakti poet Tulsidas.
On Tuesday, an FIR was registered towards Maurya for his remarks on the epic.
The SP chief has refused to retract his assertion, saying he had spoken on a selected verse within the Hindu epic and never about Lord Ram or any faith.
He additionally stated he made the remarks in his private capability and never as a member of the SP.
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