Congress MP defends Udhayanidhi Stalin’s ‘eradicate Sanatana’ remarks: ‘Mischievous spin’

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on Sunday stated that equating Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin’s remarks on ‘Sanatana Dharma’ to name for genocide is a “mischievous spin”. The member of Parliament from Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga stated that Sanatana Dharma is the code for a caste-hierarchical society and people batting for it come from the privileged phase who’re beneficiaries of this hierarchy.

Tamil Nadu youth minister Udhayanidhi Stalin.(File)

Tamil Nadu Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports activities Growth Udhayanidhi Stalin on Saturday courted a significant controversy saying “Sanatana is like malaria and dengue and so it should be eradicated and never opposed.”

“I thank the organisers of this convention for giving me the chance to ship a particular handle. You have got stored the identify of the convention as ‘Sanatana Abolition Convention’ quite than ‘Anti-Sanatana Convention’, I respect that,” Udhayanidhi stated.

He additional stated, “Few issues can’t be opposed, that ought to be abolished solely. We won’t oppose Dengue, Mosquitoes, Malaria, or Corona, we’ve to eradicate this that is how we’ve to eradicate Sanatana. Fairly opposing Sanatana it ought to be eradicated.”

“The identify Sanatana is from Sanskrit. It’s in opposition to social justice and equality,” he added.

Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) IT cell head Amit Malviya alleged that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief was “calling for genocide of 80% inhabitants of Bharat, who comply with Sanatana Dharma.”

He additionally attacked the Congress-led bloc INDIA on the problem.

Posting a video of Stalin’s speech together with Hindi subtitles, Malviya wrote in one other message, “Rahul Gandhi speaks of Mohabbat ki Dukaan (store of affection) however Congress ally DMK’s scion talks about eradicating Sanatana Dharma. Congress’s silence is help for this genocidal name… I.N.D.I Alliance, true to its identify, if given a chance, will annihilate the millennia-old civilisation that’s Bharat.”

Reacting to the controversy, Karti Chidambaram stated, “Sanathana Dharma is nothing however code for a Caste Hierarchical Society. All these batting for it are hankering for the Good Ole Days! Caste is the Curse of India.”

“Within the frequent parlance of TN “ Sanathana Dharma” means Caste Hierarchical Society. Why is that everybody who’s batting for “SD” comes from the privileged phase who’re beneficiaries of the “Hierarchy” There was no name for “Genocide” in opposition to anybody, this can be a mischievous spin,” he posted on X, previously Twitter.

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