Just after DMK Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin came out with a statement hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Sanatan Dharma row, the BJP leaders approached Tamil Nadu governor T N Ravi seeking action against the minister.
State BJP chief K Annamalai took to social media platform X to report about the meeting. He said the senior leaders of the party met T N governor R N Ravi to submit memorandums against the DMK Minister. They sought the Governor's intervention in filing cases in line with the Supreme Court’s guidelines against Udhayanidhi Stalin for his alleged "hate speech" at the Sanatana Eradication conference. The leaders have also asked for the dismissal of Minister P K Sekar Babu for attending the conference, where Udhayanidhi made the remark, which they allege was "a violation of his oath to office."
This comes a day after an FIR has been registered against Amit Malviya, in charge of BJP's IT department, for "distorting Tamil Nadu Youth Welfare Minister Udhaynidhi Stalin's remark on Sanatan Dharma."
According to local police, a case was registered against Malviya on Wednesday under IPC sections for deliberately misrepresenting Udhayanidhi's remark to cause disharmony and create enmity among different sections of people.
Malviya had posted on X that the DMK leader had called for "genocide" of 80 per cent population who follow Sanatan Dharma. The FIR was registered following a complaint, they said and did not elaborate.
On September 2, DMK leader and state minister Udhayanidhi, who also holds the sports portfolio alleged that Sanatan Dharma is against social justice and equality and it should hence be "eradicated."