Assam CM Himanta Sarma warns Congress that maintaining ties with DMK may lead to an ‘anti-Hindu’ label. Get insights into the political dynamics and potential consequences.
Assam Chief Minister Criticizes Congress over DMK Leader’s Remarks
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed concerns regarding the Congress party’s stance on DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin’s recent controversial statements about Sanatan Dharma.
Congress’ Response Raises Questions
Sarma questioned the Congress party’s response to the controversial remarks, especially regarding its leader Karti Chidambaram’s defense of Udhayanidhi Stalin’s statements.
Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Controversial Comments
Udhayanidhi Stalin had likened Sanatan Dharma to diseases like coronavirus, malaria, and dengue fever, sparking outrage and social media frenzy. BJP’s Amit Malviya accused him of calling for the “genocide” of Sanatan Dharma followers.
Udhayanidhi Stalin refuted the accusation of promoting genocide, asserting that his speech aimed to highlight social issues rather than advocating violence.
Congress Leader Karti Chidambaram’s Stand
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram defended Udhayanidhi’s remarks, dismissing the BJP’s characterization of them as a “genocidal call.”
Congress Faces a Decision
Sarma emphasized that the critical question is whether the Congress will continue its alliance with the DMK and take action against Chidambaram for his defense of Udhayanidhi Stalin’s comments.
Rahul Gandhi’s Decision
Sarma challenged Rahul Gandhi to make a decision that reflects his stance on Sanatan Dharma. He suggested that failing to sever ties with the DMK or expel Chidambaram would indicate an anti-Hindu stance within the Congress party.
Respect for Sanatan Dharma
Sarma refrained from engaging in a debate on Hinduism as a religion but emphasized the need for respect for Sanatan Dharma, which has a longstanding history in India.