Maurya's remark on Ramcharitmanas 'political', meant to divide society: Asim Arun

Updated: Feb 2 2023 11:53PM

Ghaziabad (UP), Feb 2 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Social Welfare Minister Asim Arun on Thursday alleged that Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya's remark on the Ramcharitmanas is a political comment meant to divide the society.

Maurya, an Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council member, recently kicked up a row after commenting that portions of the Hindu text denigrated Dalits and women.

Digging in his heels in the controversy over his comments, the SP leader on Thursday said he will continue with his "campaign" unless the "objectionable" portions in the epic are banned or amended.