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The News Minute | December 28, 2014 | 09:09 am IST  BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said that the demon king Ravana and his wife Mandodari were dalits from UP, states a recent report by The Times of India.  Swamy reportedly made the statement while addressing a seminar on 'I and my India' hosted by Youth in Action at Swatantrata Bhawan on Banaras Hindu University campus. He said 'Ravana was born at Basrakh near Ghaziabad while Mandodari was from Meerut region. After being blessed by Lord Shiva, Ravana dethroned Kuber to capture power in Lanka', states TOI.  However, Swamy has denied having made this statement about Ravana.  He took to Twitter to respond to his followers who questioned him about the report.  Swamy also threatened to sue TOI.  Tweet

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