Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Tuesday instructed the Assembly that no [traditional] priests have been eliminated from temple service for the latest appointment of 58 new monks from all communities. “A segment seeks to derail the appointments with the aid of using intentionally making posts on social media. No priest has been eliminated from his post. If each person proves that a priest has been eliminated for brand new postings, the authorities will without delay take action. One needs to now no longer have any doubt,” he stated after HR&CE Minister
P.K. Sekarbabu made an explanation of the issue. Mr Stalin stated human beings understand a marketing campaign that became run on social media to undermine social justice.
Pointing out that schooling for archakas became released with the aid of using the erstwhile Karunanidhi authorities “to eliminate the thorn withinside the coronary heart of Periyar [E V Ramasamy]”, the Chief Minister stated it couldn't be applied due to a few reasons.
“Now we've got applied and issued appointment orders. Those who're not able to belly it are strolling a marketing campaign on social media. I do now no longer blame the media,” he stated.
Mr Sekarbabu in advance stated the authorities had no plans to evict the Bhattacharya’s and monks from the provider of temples. He started seeing that Muthukumar, the priest appearing pooja at Naganathaswamy temple in Tiruchi became additionally functioning as a clergyman in
Tharukavaneswarar temple, a brand new priest became appointed for Naganathaswamy temple.
Mr Sekarbabu additionally clarified that a retired Ranganatha Bhattachariyar of the Venkatesa Perumal temple in Sattur became changed with the aid of using a new priest Srinivasan.
“Mr Srinivasan is likewise a Vaishnavite brahmin. The Department has hired Ranganatha Bhattachariyar in every other small temple withinside the temple even though he's retired and around 70 years old,” he explained.
“We are taking those measures to attract the youngsters closer to spiritualism,” he stated.