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Union Minister Anurag Thakur Slams A Raja, Says DMK Leader Is Part Of "Tukde-Tukde Gang"

03:03 PM Mar 05, 2024 IST | 8PM News Desk
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Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) [India] : Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday reacted sharply to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader A Raja's remarks on 'Jai Shri Ram' and the idea of India on Tuesday.

"They are the people who abuse Hindi, talk about finishing India, support 'tukde tukde' gang and raise slogans of 'Pakistan Zindabad' after their leader wins the Rajya Sabha elections," the Union Minister said in a post on X.

Thakur alleged that the INDI alliance wanted to destroy the Indian culture. Notably, DMK is the ally of the Congress in Tamil Nadu.

"They are the people who want to destroy the Indian culture. They have formed the 'INDI' alliance but their arrogance is coming out. What was the compulsion that they had to raise slogans of 'Pakistan Zindabad' and support 'tukde tukde' gang not just one but a lot of times...," Thakur added.

The DMK leader has stirred a fresh controversy after Bharatiya Janata Party IT cell head Amit Malviya posted the said speech of DMK's A Raja made in Madurai with the translation saying, "India is not a nation. Understand this well. India is never a nation. One nation means one language, one tradition and one culture. Then only it is one nation. India is not a nation but a subcontinent. What's the reason? Here, Tamil is one nation and one country. Malayalam is one language, one nation and one country. Oriya is a nation, a language and a country. All these nations make up India. So, India is not country it is a subcontinent. There are so many traditions and cultures. If you come to Tamil Nadu, there's a culture. In Kerala, there's another culture. In Delhi, there's another culture. In Oriya, there's another culture. Why in Manipur, as RS Bharathi said, they eat dog meat. Yes, it is true, they eat. That's a culture. There's nothing wrong. It's all in our mind."

As per Malviya, A Raja also said that he could not accept the BJP's ideology.

"If you say it's this God, this is 'Jai Sri Ram', this is 'Bharat mata ki jai', then we and Tamil Nadu will never accept Bharat Matha and Jai Shriram...I don't believe in Ramayanam but as per story this is Kamba Ramayanam," said the DMK leader.

Earlier on Monday, the Supreme Court questioned the Tamil Nadu Sports Minister and DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin over his remarks calling for the eradication of 'Sanatana Dharma' and told him that he is "not a layman but a minister".

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta told Stalin's lawyer that the minister was not a layman but a minister and he should know the consequences of his remarks.

The bench frowned upon Udhayanidhi Stalin saying he should have known the consequences before making remakes."You abuse your rights under freedom of speech and expression and right to freedom of religion and then come to the Supreme Court for protection under Article 32? Do you not know the consequences of what you said?" asked the bench.

The DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin had made remarks comparing 'Sanatana Dharma' to diseases like 'malaria' and 'dengue' while advocating for its elimination on grounds that it was rooted in the caste system and historical discrimination.

His remarks triggered a massive political controversy across the country. It led to several criminal complaints being filed against him.

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