Sometimes triple talaq, sometimes Ram… Swami Prasad Maurya has been embroiled in controversies with these statements – sp leader swami prasad maurya ramcharitmanas controversy ntc

Sometimes triple talaq, sometimes Ram... Swami Prasad Maurya has been embroiled in controversies with these statements - sp leader swami prasad maurya ramcharitmanas controversy ntc
Aditya Chaudhary

Sometimes the allegation of pressurizing the family members to give tickets and sometimes the politics of making the party uncomfortable with their statements. The political journey of Swami Prasad Maurya, who is known as the leader of the backward classes in UP, is as long as his statements have been controversies from time to time. Once again Swami Prasad Maurya is in discussion due to his controversial statement.

Samajwadi Party’s MLC Swami Prasad Maurya has once again come into the limelight by making controversial and indecent remarks on Ramcharitmanas Manas. This time, while commenting on some parts of the Ramcharitmanas, the story of Ram, the idol of crores of people, he not only told it against the Dalits and the underprivileged, but also said about the Ramcharitmanas, which is read in every household, that crores of Hindus do not read it, but Tulsidas has written for his happiness. After this, from the time the police case was registered against Swami to the protests started. Although Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has not said anything on this.

Swami Prasad Maurya’s political journey is long and every time he has been aggressive by giving controversial statements to political opponents. He has been active in UP politics for more than 25 years as a backward class leader, but along with this the list of his controversial statements is no less long. Whatever party Maurya belonged to, he made controversial statements and controversies did not spare him. Even before leaving the party, he always used to blame his current party.

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Sometimes triple talaq…and sometimes Ram’s deal

Swami Prasad Maurya had attacked the marriage tradition of Hindus in 2014 while being in the Bahujan Samaj Party. He had said that Gauri Ganesh should not be worshiped in Hindu marriages. For this, he had argued that Dalits are enslaved by this, while in a statement given to the media in 2017, Swami Prasad, while opposing triple talaq, said such a thing that he was opposed by the Muslim community. He had said that the people of the Muslim community do triple talaq to satisfy their lust, so that they keep changing wives. Even after this statement, he was criticized.

Minister has been in Yogi government for 5 years

Swami Prasad Maurya may have been a BJP minister for the entire five years, but before the 2022 assembly elections, as soon as he left the BJP, he had called the party ‘Ram’s merchant’. He said that BJP people make a deal for Ram as well, sell Ram as well. His statement about the party on whose stage Swamy was continuously seen sitting for five years had shocked the people. After the uproar over his statement, the Samajwadi Party had distanced itself from the statement even at that time. Not only this, Swami Prasad Maurya, who left BJP just before the elections, had called BJP a snake and said that ‘Swami’s mongoose will eat BJP’. Since then, BJP workers and IT cell started trolling Swami Prasad Maurya by calling him a mongoose.

Swamy remained in BSP for 20 years

Swami Prasad Maurya was born on 2 January 1954 in Pratapgarh, but he made Rae Bareilly his political workplace. Swamy first joined the Janata Dal in 1991 and remained active at the local level. After that he joined Bahujan Samaj Party. In 1996, Swami Prasad contested assembly elections from Dalmau and became MLA of BSP. Swami Prasad Maurya, who became an MLA for the first time, was made a minister by Mayawati. After that Swami Prasad’s steps in electoral politics went on increasing. In 2002, Swami Prasad again became MLA from BSP. Swami Prasad Maurya got the advantage of being the only leader of his caste among the OBCs in the BSP, which formed the basis of Dalit votes. Along with this, due to his aggressive image and ability to speak in the House, he was also a prominent face for making statements in the matters of the Assembly and raising issues in the House.

Maurya became MLA from Padrauna in 2007

After the defeat in the 2007 assembly elections, the party changed the seat of Swami Prasad Maurya. After that in 2012, he contested from Padrauna seat of Kushinagar and won. Seeing his aggressive style and ability to take opponents under pressure, Mayawati made him the Leader of the Opposition in the assembly, but just 6 months before the assembly elections, he resigned and formed his new party. At that time, like many other leaders of the party, he accused BSP supremo Mayawati of neglecting the interest of the underprivileged and taking money for the ticket. The party also said that he was asking for ticket for his daughter and son.