LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party’s National General Secretary Swami Prasad Maurya has accused the BJP of conspiring to get him murdered.
While talking to the media, he said, “Someone is giving Rs 21 lakh and some Rs 51 lakh to cut my head. Five lakh rupees to cut my tongue, some eleven lakh rupees, some to cut my hands, some to cut my ears. Some are talking about killing someone to cut off his nose.
Maurya said, “These saints are terrorists and criminals in disguise. The government should have identified them and taken strict action against them, an FIR should have been registered. Taking suo moto cognizance, those who made such statements in front of the electronic print media Gave.”
“There is also a photo of him giving the statement. Despite that, the lice is not crawling on the ears of the government. This means that the BJP, the state and the central government are involved with those who are plotting to kill me. The BJP government wants to get me killed. That’s why she is shying away from taking any kind of action against those who make such slanderous statements.”
Meanwhile, The supporters of Samajwadi Party national general secretary, Swami Prasad Maurya clashed with Raju Das, priest of Hanumangarhi temple, Ayodhya in a Lucknow hotel during a programme over the former’s remarks on Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas.
Das had announced a reward of Rs 21 lakh for beheading Maurya who kickstarted a controversy on January 22 where he said that Ramcharitamanas, written by Tulsidas in the 17th century, promoted social discrimination and spread hatred.
Earlier, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Swami Prasad Maurya, who has been at the centre of a controversy over his Ramcharitmanas remarks, came to blows with Mahant Raju Das of Ayodhya’s Hanuman Garhi temple in the lobby of a five-star hotel in Delhi on Wednesday.
Both Maurya and Das were at the hotel to attend an event organised by a private TV channel. During the session, the two got into a heated argument which later turned physical. As soon as the two got engaged into a physical bawl, the security personnel at the hotel rushed to separate them.