Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju accuses Akhilesh Yadav of insulting Lord Buddha

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Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday accused Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav of insulting Lord Buddha by not accepting his bust during a campaign rally in Uttar Pradesh.

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Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday accused Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav of insulting Lord Buddha by not accepting his bust during a campaign rally in Uttar Pradesh.

Rijiju shared a video of Yadav allegedly not receiving the bust given to him as a gift and apparently asking for it to be kept backstage. The rally took place in Kaushambhi a few days ago.



Several BJP leaders also accused the SP leader of insulting Lord Buddha.

“I knew Akhilesh Yadav was never serious about Dalit feelings but this open insult to Lord Buddha is an insult to India’s philosophy,” the Union Minister tweeted in Hindi.

Kaushambhi is a major pilgrimage site for Buddhists.


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First published: Thursday, February 24, 2022. 12:01 IST

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