Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first response to the Sanatana Dharma controversy, has stated the remarks of Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin “wants correct response”. His response got here a day after Udhayanidhi Stalin cited the Central authorities’s omission of an invitation to President Droupadi Murmu for the inauguration of the brand new parliament for instance of discrimination by practitioners of Sanatana dharma.
The minister, the son of Chief Minister MK Stalin, has refused to apologise for his remark that Sanatana Dharma is akin to a illness and “must be eradicated”.
He has repeatedly stated he is able to face any authorized motion for his feedback. There are experiences that makes an attempt are being made to get the Tamil Nadu Governor’s sanction to provoke motion towards him.
Over the weekend, Udhyanidhi Stalin triggered an enormous controversy together with his comment that “Sanatana (Dharma) is like malaria and dengue and so it have to be eradicated and never opposed”.
It set off huge backlash on social media and prompted the BJP declare that it was equal to “a name for genocide”, which the DMK chief has denied.
The remark additionally put some allies of the brand new Opposition Bloc INDIA in a fragile spot forward of a collection of state elections by the year-end and the overall election subsequent 12 months.
The Congress has taken a nuanced stance, saying all religions must be revered and other people have proper to specific opinions. Youthful leaders of the Congress like Priyank Kharge and Karti Chidambaram have backed Stalin Junior. So has CPM’s D Raja.
Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Social gathering and Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress have made their disapproval clear.