"This is insult to Hanuman. She doesn't know the work of Hanuman and second, she doesn't know history. She must read it again," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said here about Banerjee's comment at an election rally a few days ago.
"Hanuman, Vir Purush, he stood by Rama and defeated Ravana. Woh selective aag lagaya, woh aisa nahi hai (he set fire selectively and not as she is alleging)," Javadekar told a press conference at the state BJP headquarters here.
"So joh achche ke liye kaam kiya woh brave hain (So those who worked for good are brave)," he said.
"Hanuman always stood for truth, Hanuman never sided with untruth. And, this is why she sees Hanuman to be with Modi and not with her," the BJP Rajya MP added.