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Fact Check: Is it true that Yogi Adityanath called Lord Hanuman a Dalit, as claimed by few of the Mainstream Media?

After Prime Minister Modi, the next star campaigner of BJP is Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and the best way to suppress him is by provoking his own voters against him, with the help of fake news.

From North to South, East to West the Bharatiya Janata Party has used the charisma of Yogi very efficienctly and it has paid huge dividends. Now to repeat it in the state of Rajasthan, where BJP is facing a stiff competition, the party called in Yogi Adityanath.

After a particular rally in Rajasthan days ago, a message started to spread that Yogi Adityananth called Lord Hanuman a Dalit. The very next moment, several media portals started to write lengthy op-eds condemning Yogi’s statement.

That’s why we felt it necessary to find out whether Yogi indeed said Lord Hanuman was a Dalit:

Times Now, which regularly twists news so to portray Hindus in a bad light put out an article titled “Lord Hanuman was Dalit who united India from east to west, north to south: UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Rajasthan India”.

Below is the statement of Yogi Adityanth in a rally in Rajasthan:

  • Bajrangbali humari bharatiya parampara mein ek aise lok devta hai, jo swayam parvasi hai, nirvasi hai
  • Dalit hai, vanchit hai, sab ko le kar ke, sabhi poore bharatiya samuday ko uttar se le ke dakshin tak, purab se pashchim tak, sab ko jodne ka kaarya bajrangbali karte hai. aur isiliye bajrangbali ka sankalp hona chahiye.

English Translation:

  • In Indian tradition, Bajrangbali is loved by all, lives in a forest and has no place to call it home.
  • The Dalits, the deprived, He (Lord Hanuman) takes them all, everyone in the Indian community, from the north to the south, from the east to the west, together. Bajrangbali has carried out the task of uniting everyone. Hence, (voting for BJP) should be a Bajrangi sankalp (vow).

Video Credits: Opindia.com

So the conclusion is that the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath never said Lord Hanuman was a Dalit. But few of the mainstream media like Times Now group twisted the statement of Yogi so that the Dalits, who are now with the Modi government, could move away from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Another media portal named Dailyo.in which is owned by India Today group published a lengthy op-ed based on this fake news.

Irony is that people started to believe this fake news to be a factual news. Even a legal notice was served to Yogi Adityanath due to the fake news spread by media. Now the question is will these media houses be put under trail for creating rifts within Indian communities, at a very crucial juncture?


Hansika Raj

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