Priests refuse food to Dalit clients, but take money: Jitan Ram Manjhi Patna News – Times of India

Patna: Outspoken former CM of the state Jitan Ram Manjhi The state of which it is a part has ended, much to the embarrassment of the ruling NDA. Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leaders are in the news for abusing Brahmins on Saturday night while making a clumsy attempt on Dalit fundamentalism.
At a function of the Bhuyan-Musahar community, the most backward of Dalits, Manjhi sought to warn Dalits to adopt the rituals of upper caste Hindus, claiming that they are still looked down upon. However, he later backtracked, saying that he had used that word to instil self-esteem among fellow Dalits.
Video footage of the ceremony has gone viral on social media in which Manjhi, a party-hopper who is now the head of his own organisation, HAM, can be heard abusing the priestly class which, according to him, was given by a Dalit. Refusing to take the food that was taken. There are customers, but don’t mind accepting cash from them.
Perhaps his harsh attempt to play the role of Ambedkar or Kanshi Ram has landed Manjhi, whose son Nitish Kumar is a minister in the government.
Brahmins, a large section of whom may be offended by the indiscreet remarks, are big supporters of the BJP, the largest constituent of the NDA, to which Manjhi owes his prominence.
Shivanand Tiwari, the Brahmin face of the opposition RJD, denounced the use of incoherence by Manjhi in 2014, offering a socialist interpretation.
Tewari said, “When some people complained to Gandhi about Ambedkar’s harshness in criticizing caste Hindus, the Mahatma said that it was surprising that given the long history of inhuman treatment of Dalits, the violent were not happening,” Tiwari said.
The BJP, though apparently unhappy, is unwilling to engage in the issue with Manjhi, wary of disturbing social equations in a state where it is less formidable than the Hindi-speaking region.