New Delhi: Udhayanidhi Stalin, son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s remarks about ‘Sanatana Dharma’ has triggered a political controversy across the country. The BJP leaders gave a befitting reply to Stalin for calling the Sanatana Dharma ‘incompatible’ and demanding its eradication.
BJP Spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said, “This is nothing less than a genocidal call and it has been supported by Karti Chidambaram of the Congress party… The question is, Is this ‘Mohabbat ki dukaan or is this Nafrat ke bhaijaan’? This is the long pattern of ‘Sanatana Virodh’.”
Addressing a conference In Chennai on Saturday, the minister for Sports and Youth Affairs in Tamil Nadu government railed against Sanatan Dharma, saying, Few things cannot be opposed, they should only be abolished. We can’t oppose Dengue, mosquitoes, Malaria, or Corona, we have to eradicate them. In the same way, we have to eradicate Sanatana (Sanatana Dharma). Rather than merely opposing Sanatana, it should be eradicated
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also criticized Stalin’s remarks on Sanatana Dharma and said that the reality of some people in Tamil Nadu has now come out, according to a report published by the news agency ANI.
“Just a few days ago, we organized Kashi Tamil Sangamam, and Lord Vishwanath is commemorated in every village in Tamil Nadu…’Sanatana’ is eternal, nothing is going to happen with these political remarks…,” Pradhan said.
In a scathing retort to the DMK leader over his remarks, BJP’s Tamil Nadu chief K Annamalai accused him of peddling a “bought-out idea from Christian missionaries”.