“Controversy erupts as Udhayanidhi’s ‘Sanatana Dharma like malaria’ remark stirs anger. BJP criticizes, DMK leader defends. Get the latest on this heated debate in Indian politics.”
Udhayanidhi’s Controversial Remarks Spark Outrage
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has strongly condemned Udhayanidhi Stalin for his controversial statement, which they have dubbed a “genocidal call.” The controversy erupted after Udhayanidhi made a comment comparing Sanatana Dharma to diseases like malaria and dengue.
Congress’ Karti Chidambaram Appears to Support Udhayanidhi
In a surprising turn of events, Congress member Karti Chidambaram seemed to lend his support to Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin’s son, Udhayanidhi, amid the controversy.
Udhayanidhi Remains Defiant
Despite facing backlash, Udhayanidhi stood his ground, asserting that he is prepared to face any legal challenges and will not be intimidated by what he called “saffron threats.” He emphasized his commitment to social justice under the guidance of Tamil Nadu’s honorable CM.
Controversial Statements by Udhayanidhi
Udhayanidhi clarified that he did not advocate for the genocide of people following Sanatan Dharma but criticized it as a principle that perpetuates inequality and social division.
BJP’s Response to Udhayanidhi’s Remarks
BJP’s Amit Malviya criticized Udhayanidhi for allegedly calling for the genocide of the majority of the population who follow Sanatana Dharma. He questioned the alignment of DMK and Congress with such views.
Additional Comments from BJP Representatives
Shehzad Poonawalla, a BJP spokesperson, echoed the sentiment that Udhayanidhi’s remarks amounted to a genocidal call. Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai accused the Stalin family of adopting ideas from Christian missionaries and cultivating ideologies detrimental to the state.
Union Ministers Weigh In
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar criticized the Stalin family’s dynastic politics and their use of narratives like “Protecting Dravidian Land” to mask alleged corruption.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan dismissed the political remarks about Sanatana Dharma and emphasized the enduring nature of the term “Sanatana.”
Narayanan Thirupathy, BJP’s Tamil Nadu vice president, likened the DMK to a “cancer” and suggested that the principles of Sanatana Dharma would be used to treat it.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole refrained from commenting on religious matters to avoid hurting anyone’s sentiments.
Karti P Chidambaram, however, appeared to support Udhayanidhi’s view, explaining that in Tamil Nadu’s common parlance, “Sanathana Dharma” refers to a caste-based hierarchical society and that there was no call for genocide.
Tehseen Poonawalla, a political analyst and Congress loyalist, criticized Karti Chidambaram for defending Udhayanidhi’s statement.
Congress leader Rashid Alvi accused the BJP of politicizing religion and contributing to controversies like this.