Chennai: DMK president and Leader of Opposition M K Stalin today said attempts are being made to portray his party as anti-Hindu.
‘Some are trying to stop the growth of the party by portaying it as anti-Hindu. But their attempts won’t get succeed,’ he said.
His statement has come in the wake of Karuppar Koottam YouTube channel row.
Soon after the YouTube channel released a video denigrating Lord Muruga’s Kandha Sashti Kavasam and its team was linked to the DMK, two senior leaders- K N Nehru and R S Bharathi- distanced the party from the channel and said the DMK was never against Hindus. They also condemned the channel for the insulting the sentiments of Hindus.
Strongly condemning the act of denigrating Lord Muruga and distancing itself from the Tamil YouTube channel which had posted the controversial video, the DMK launched a veiled attack on the BJP, saying there was no room
for saffron in Tamilnadu.
After being criticised by some parties for its silence on the Lord Muruga row, the DMK coming out in support of the Hindu deity was seen as a shift in its stand as DMK was known for its anti-Hindu comments and atheistic views.
Talking to reporters, senior DMK leader and Rajya Sabha MP R S Bharathi said denigrating Lord Muruga was strongly condemnable. He said since the Assembly polls were nearing in the State, ‘a group of jackals’ was trying to enter the State and there was no room for saffron in the State.
Recalling that Tamilnadu was the only State in the country which had defeated the saffron forces in the 2019 Parliamentary polls, Bharathi said now a group of jackals was trying to enter the State by creating confusion among the Hindus about the DMK.