‘BJP Trying to Create Divisions in Society’: Dalit MP Savitribai Phule Quits Party
A first-time MP, Phule was elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2014 general assembly elections.
Savitribai Phule, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich constituency reportedly quit the party on Thursday, December 6, 2019. ANI reported that she said, “BJP is trying to create divisions in the society.”
Savitribai Phule, BJP MP from Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh resigns from the party, says 'BJP is trying to create divisions in society' pic.twitter.com/tSLivpVevO
— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2018
A first-time MP, Phule was elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2014 general assembly elections. A social worker by profession, Phule was also a member of the Parliamentary Committee on empowerment of women, since 2016.
On December 4, Phule had flayed U.P. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his comment that ‘Hanuman was Dalit’. According to a report, Phule had said “If he (Yogi Adityanath) really loves Dalits then he should love them more than he loves Lord Hanuman. Has he ever embraced any Dalit? He might have been eating dinner at Dalit households, but the cook was not Dalit.”
Slamming Adityanath’s statements as electoral gambit, she had added, “There are Assembly polls and they don’t have any issue left so they are terming Hanuman Ji as Dalit. They just want to take Dalit votes but now Dalits, backwards and tribals of the country have now understood their dhong (pretence).”