Congress In Dilemma Over Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Controversial Remark: While Some Leaders emphasized the need to respect all religions, while some leaders came forward to defend DMK Leaders Statement
New Delhi,04 September (City Times): Congress In Dilemma Over Udhayanidhi Stalin’s statement: The Congress party finds itself in a dilemma regarding the controversial statement made by DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin, where he said that “sanatana dharma must be eradicated.” While some Congress leaders are supporting him, others are distancing themselves from his comments.
Venugopal Stresses Respect for All Religions
Senior Congress leader KC Venugopal emphasized the need to respect all religions. He stated that every political party has the freedom to express their views, and the Congress ideology promotes “Sarva Dharma Samabhava,” which means respect for all religions.
Kamal Nath Disagrees with Stalin
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath expressed his disagreement with Udhayanidhi Stalin’s views. He referred to these views as personal and clarified that he does not share Mr. Stalin’s stance.
Priyank Kharge Labels Discriminatory Religions as “Disease”
Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge, son of party leader Mallikarjun Kharge, made a strong statement. He asserted that any religion that does not promote equality or ensure human dignity is akin to a “disease.”
Priyanka Chaturvedi Supports Sanatan Dharma
Shiv Sena UBT leader Priyanka Chaturvedi defended “sanatan dharma” and emphasized its importance as the bedrock of the country, linked to inclusiveness of all faiths and identities. She criticized those making derogatory comments as ignorant of its true essence.
BJP Criticizes Udhayanidhi Stalin
Union Home Minister Amit Shah led the BJP’s criticism of Udhayanidhi Stalin and the INDIA alliance. He accused INDIA of “hating Hinduism” and using Mr. Stalin’s remarks for “vote bank politics” and “appeasement.” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called for an apology from INDIA members.
Stalin’s Original Statement
Udhayanidhi Stalin’s controversial statement was made during a writers’ conference in Chennai, where he asserted that “sanatana dharma is against the idea of social justice and must be eradicated.” He later accused the BJP of distorting his statement and expressed readiness to face any legal action against him.
The controversy surrounding Udhayanidhi Stalin’s remarks has become a political battleground, with parties taking contrasting positions on the issue.