Udhayanidhi Stalin Statement / Sarma increases Congress's confusion - Udhayanidhi stands firm on 'Sanatan Khamar' statement

Zoom News : Sep 03, 2023, 11:18 PM
Udhayanidhi Stalin Statement: The statement made by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin's son and government minister Udhayanidhi Stalin on Sanatan has raised political temperature. He has talked about ending Sanatan, after which BJP leader and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he does not want to condemn Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin because he has exposed himself. Not only this, the Congress has distanced itself from Udayanidhi's statement.

CM Sarma says that the question is whether Congress will still be in alliance with DMK? I have also seen the statement of Karti Chidambaram and somewhat similar statement of Mallikarjun Kharge. The question is, will the Congress expel Karti Chidambaram from the party? This is a test for Rahul Gandhi. He has to decide whether he respects Sanatan Dharma or not. If he does not take any action and does not break his alliance with DMK, then people will assume that these people are anti-Hindu. They do not like Sanatan, Hindu religion.

The Chief Minister of Assam said that now I do not want to get involved in the debate whether Sanatan is good or bad. It was there since 5,000 years ago and it will be there in India as long as the sun and the moon are there.

What statement did Udhayanidhi give, on which the controversy increased?

Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi said that Sanatana Dharma is like dengue, malaria which should be eradicated as merely opposing it will not solve the problem. He compared Sanatan Dharma's practice of Sati with Dravidian principles and said, “What did Sanatan do to women? It pushed women who had lost their husbands into the fire, it shaved the heads of widows and made them wear white sarees. Child marriages also took place.

Even after the controversy escalated, Udhayanidhi stood by his statement

After Udhayanidhi's statement, INDIA alliance came under target of BJP, as DMK is a part of the alliance. BJP says that DMK is the biggest constituent party in INDIA. After the controversy over the statement, Udhayanidhi says that he is firm on his point. He said, 'I am ready to present the extensive writings of Periyar and Ambedkar on any platform, who had done extensive research on Sanatan Dharma and its negative impact on society. I repeat the important aspect of my speech… I believe that Sanatan Dharma is responsible for many social evils like dengue and malaria, which are spread by mosquitoes.