Uttar Pradesh: Bahraich MP Savitribai Phule resigns from BJP, says “Party is dividing society”

Savitribai Phule, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) has resigned from the party on Thursday December 6.

Phule claimed that “BJP is trying to create divisions in society.”

This comes two days after she took on the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his comment on Hanuman’s caste. She had reacted by saying if Lord Hanuman was a ‘Dalit’ as claimed by UP CM Yogi Adityanath, then Dalits should be appointed as pujaris in the all the Hanuman temples across the country. “Hanuman always stood by Lord Ram but then why did Ram award him a tail and blackened his face?”

It is to be noted that Savitribai Phule, who was elected to the state assembly in 2012 from Balha in Bahraich district as a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party, has always raised her voice against the alleged disparities created by the party. Phule has been critical of her party over several issues, particularly on those related to Dalits.

She contested 2014 Lok Sabha election from Bahraich and became member of 16th Lok Sabha.

Also read: Uttar Pradesh: BJP leader Savitribai Phule says Buddha’s statue should be installed in Ayodhya

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