Udhayanidhi Stalin, son of Tamil Nadu CM Mk Stalin said he was ready to face “whatever lawsuits they file” against him on his “eliminate Santan Dharma” comment, which the BJP also criticized. Udhayanidhi, Minister of Youth Welfare and Sports in Tamil Nadu, stated to the media on Sunday and said, “I am repeating that I only criticized Sanatan Dharma and said that Sanatan Dharma should be eradicated and I will hang tough on my statement”
Udhayanidhi also slammed the BJP for spreading ‘fake news’ after the spokesperson of the BJP called his statement ‘inciting for a riot’. “The BJP is afraid of the INDIA bloc and they are trying to ‘distract’ attention ” he added. On September 2nd, while addressing the Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers and Artists Association in Chennai.
In the common parlance of TN “ Sanathana Dharma” means Caste Hierarchical Society. Why is that everyone who is batting for “SD” comes from the privileged segment who are beneficiaries of the “Hierarchy” There was no call for “Genocide” against anyone, this is a mischievous spin.
— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) September 3, 2023
Udhayanidhi Stalin made a statement, “Sanatan Dharma should be ‘eradicated’ asserting that it is against equality and social justice. Some things cannot be fought against, they should be eliminated. Mosquitoes, dengue fever, malaria, and corona cannot be opposed. They should be eliminated. So should Sanatan.” which sparked a political debate. Union Minister, Amit Shah smashed the INDIA bloc for disrespecting the country’s culture, history, heritage, and Sanatan Dharma.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also condemned Stalin’s remarks on Sanatana Dharma and said, “We organized Kashi Tamil Sangamam just a few days ago, and Lord Vishwanath is celebrated in every village in Tamil Nadu. ‘Sanatana’ is endless, and it is not affected by these political statements.”
“Few people are acting childish saying I was calling for genocide while others are saying that Dravidam should be voided. Does that mean DMKians should be massacred? When Mr. Modi states the idea of ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’, does that mean Congress politicians should be killed? What is Sanatan? Sanatan means nothing should be modified and all are permanent. However, the Dravida model calls for transformation and all should be equal.” Udhayanidhi said justifying his statement. Supporting Udhayanidhi, the Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on Sunday tweeted,