"Sanatana Dharma Like Dengue, Malaria": MK Stalin's Son Triggers Row

On DMK Chief’s “Sanatana” Comment, Congress Says “Freedom To Categorical”

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Udhayanidhi Stalin is a DMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s son (File).

New Delhi:

Because the Bharatiya Janata Party continues its onslaught on Udhayanidhi Stalin for his “sanatana dharma should be eradicated” comment, the Congress on Monday appeared to waver between assist for the embattled Tamil Nadu politician and rejection of his remark.

Senior chief KC Venugopal underlined the necessity to respect all religions, stating that each political outfit “has the liberty to (specific) their views” and that the Congress “respects everyone’s beliefs…”

“Our view is obvious… ‘Sarva Dharma Samabhava’ is the Congress ideology,” he stated.

On the opposite aspect was Kamal Nath, who informed reporters, “These could also be his private views… I’m not in settlement with Mr Stalin.” The ex-Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister is prepping for an Meeting election in his state later this 12 months.

Probably the most forceful remark was from Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge – who’s get together boss Mallikarjun Kharge’s son. He stated any faith that doesn’t give equal rights is “nearly as good as illness…”

“Any faith that doesn’t promote equality, or doesn’t guarantee you will have dignity of being human, shouldn’t be faith, in line with me. Any faith that doesn’t give equal rights… is nearly as good as illness…”

Shiv Sena UBT chief Priyanka Chaturvedi additionally supplied assist. She posted on X defending “sanatan dharma (as) the nation’s bedrock… linked… to inclusiveness of all faiths and identities”.

Sanatan Dharm stands for everlasting reality – solution to dwell life, conscience & being. Sanatanis have lengthy withstood assaults by invaders to finish their id but haven’t simply survived however thrived. Nation’s bedrock, linked to sanatan dharm, has been of inclusiveness of all faiths and identities,” she stated.

“Anybody making derogatory feedback it’s blind to what it stands for.”

Ms Chaturvedi additionally hit out on the BJP over “faux concern” that “exposes their sick hypocrisy” and pointed to violence throughout protests in BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena-ruled Maharashtra.

The defence of Mr Stalin – who’s Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s son and whose get together is a key member of the INDIA alliance that held its third meet Mumbai final week – comes because the BJP and several other Hindu non secular teams ramp up their assault on the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief.

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Different members of the alliance, together with the Aam Aadmi Occasion and the Trinamool, have but to talk on this topic, whereas Mr Stalin’s get together colleagues, and smaller Tamil Nadu events, have been strident of their defence.

“We wish to cast off ‘sanatan dharma‘ which perpetuates caste rigidity. They need this caste hierarchy to proceed. DMK is a progressive get together which desires to cast off these regressive attitudes,” get together chief Saravanan Annadurai was quoted by information company ANI.

BJP Assaults Stalin For “Eradicate Sanatana Dharma” Comment

Union Residence Minister Amit Shah on Sunday led the BJP’s criticism of Udhayanidhi Stalin because the get together targets the INDIA alliance forward of a number of state elections this 12 months, together with Rajasthan (the place he was talking) and Madhya Pradesh, and the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

Mr Shah declared INDIA “hates Hinduism” and is “an assault on our heritage” and that Mr Stalin’s remarks have been a part of the INDIA bloc’s “vote financial institution politics” and “appeasement” tactic.

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The union minister wasn’t the one one to slam the INDIA grouping for Mr Stalin’s remark. BJP boss JP Nadda wished to know if “Udhayanidhi’s assertion (is) a part of the INDIA alliance’s technique”. “Are you going to make use of this anti-Hindu technique in elections…” he requested in Madhya Pradesh. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, desires INDIA members to apologise “or nation will not forgive them”.

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Former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai slammed Mr Stalin as “Hitler” and INDIA as a “group of events who’re becoming a member of arms to come back to energy at the price of social material of nation”.

“Udhayanidhi Hitler is the suitable phrase for him,” he stated.

What Did Udhayanidhi Stalin Say?

Addressing a writers’ convention in Chennai final week, Mr Stalin had stated the concept of “sanatana dharma is against the idea of social justice and must be eradicated“. 

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Mr Stalin later accused the BJP of “twisting” his assertion and spreading incorrect info, and that he’s able to face any instances filed in opposition to him, together with one filed with Delhi Police on Sunday.

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