Assam Chief Executive Himanta Biswa Sarma castigated the Congress party, asserting that if they fail to distance themselves from DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin’s contentious diatribes against Sanatana Dharma, it would irrevocably solidify the public’s perception that the party is unequivocally ‘anti-Hindu.’ He further interrogated the venerable party’s position on their leader Karti Chidambaram’s defense of Stalin’s inflammatory statements.
“I refrain from censuring the Tamil Nadu minister’s remarks since he has essentially laid bare his own stance,” Mr. Sarma expounded, alleging that similar sentiments were articulated by Karti Chidambaram and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge.
The DMK youth wing secretary and Tamil Nadu Youth Welfare Minister, Udhayanidhi Stalin, delivered a tirade on Saturday, contending that Sanatana Dharma stands in opposition to principles of egalitarianism and social justice, drawing analogies to infectious diseases such as coronavirus, malaria, dengue-induced fever, and mosquitoes.
These comments triggered a fervent outcry on social media, with BJP’s IT department in-charge Amit Malviya characterizing the DMK leader’s statements as tantamount to a call for “genocide” against the 80% populace adhering to Sanatan Dharma.
Udhayanidhi Stalin promptly refuted this charge of genocide, asserting that his discourse was intended to highlight societal maladies.
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram staunchly defended Mr. Stalin’s remarks, asserting that the BJP’s portrayal of it as a “genocidal call” amounted to giving it a “malicious twist.”
Mr. Sarma underscored that the pivotal question now revolves around whether the Congress will maintain its alliance with the DMK and take punitive measures against Mr. Chidambaram.
“This poses a litmus test for Rahul Gandhi. He must decide whether he accords respect to Sanatan Dharma,” proclaimed the BJP leader.
He refrained from engaging in theological debates concerning Hinduism as a religion, stating, “I abstain from entering that discourse. It has endured for over five millennia and shall persist as long as the celestial bodies, the sun, and the moon, grace our existence.”
In conclusion, Mr. Sarma postulated, “If Gandhi does not sever ties with the DMK or expel Chidambaram, it will incontrovertibly validate the perception that these individuals within the Congress harbor an anti-Hindu sentiment, disfavoring Sanatan Dharma and the Hindu faith.”