Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin – who’s remark that Sanatana Dharma “needs to be eradicated” has triggered an enormous political row — doubled down right now with an instance. The Central authorities not inviting President Droupadi Murmu for the inauguration of the brand new parliament is an instance of Sanatana caste discrimination, he mentioned, underscoring the long-held DMK stance on the topic.
Based on the rationalist rules of Periyar, the DMK has opposed Sanatana Dharma for many years, reaping wealthy political dividends. For generations a big part of individuals was oppressed by practitioners of Sanatana Dharma. Caste was used to disclaim them equality, training, entry into locations of spiritual locations.
Udhayanidhi Stalin right now repeated that he was able to face any authorized motion for his feedback. Subramanaian Swamy has claimed on X that he has written to the Tamil Nadu Governor looking for his sanction to provoke motion in opposition to Udhay.
Requested if he may give a present instance of social discrimination, Udhayanidhi Stalin mentioned, “President Murmu not being invited for the inauguration of the brand new parliament is the very best instance of present Sanatana discrimination”.
The BJP has denied the allegation.
Earlier right now, Udhayanidhi Stalin had referred to discrimination with an instance from Mahabharat.
“Lecturers are incomparable individuals who all the time suppose solely concerning the future generations. The bond between our Dravidian motion and lecturers who preach advantage with out asking for thumbs! It should proceed eternally. Glad Instructor’s Day,” learn his submit on X, previously Twitter, on Lecturers’ Day.
The point out of lecturers asking for “thumbs” is a reference to Dronacharya, the instructor of Pandavas and Kauravas, who requested Ekalavya, a tribal boy, for his proper thumb as honorarium as soon as it turned clear that he was a greater archer than Arjun.
Over the weekend, Udhyanidhi Stalin triggered controversy along with his comment that “Sanatana (Dharma) is like malaria and dengue and so it should be eradicated and never opposed”.
Whereas it set off large backlash on social media, the BJP claimed it was equal to “a name for genocide”. Udhayanidhi has denied the allegation and termed it pretend information.
The remark additionally laid the Opposition Bloc INDIA open to BJP assault forward of a collection of state elections by year-end and the overall election subsequent yr.