A youth attacked SP leader Swami Prasad Maurya at Samajwadi Party’s Backward Classes convention in Lucknow. He threw a shoe at Swami Prasad. This created an uproar in the conference. SP workers thrashed the young man. The youth has been identified as Ashish Saini.
The young man was angry with Swami Prasad’s comments
The accused youth who threw the shoe said that he was hurt by Swami Prasad’s comments about Hinduism. Police arrested him and took him to Vibhutikhand police station. The young man who attacked came in the costume of a lawyer. The Backward Classes Conference was organized by the Samajwadi Party at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow. During the conference itself, the youth threw a shoe towards Swami Prasad and attacked him, which created a ruckus there. The police arrested the youth and after saving him from the SP workers, took him to the Vibhutikhand police station. The matter is being inquired into.
Swami Prasad Maurya is on target of religious leaders
Swami Prasad Maurya has been making controversial remarks about Hinduism for some time, due to which he is on the target of many religious leaders including the ruling party BJP. He raised questions and made unrestrained comments on the verses of Ramcharitmanas. Before the UP assembly elections 2022, he was a minister in the BJP government. However, he had joined the SP before the elections.