In a recent turn of events in Tamil Nadu’s political landscape, Governor RN Ravi has criticized the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for what he perceives as attempts to ‘break Bharat’ with their comments on Sanatana Dharma. This statement came shortly after Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin, the son of Chief Minister MK Stalin, derided Sanatana Dharma for its alleged divisiveness and lack of equality.
The Governor’s remarks were made during his attendance at the Siva Kulathar Cultural event organized by the Tamizh Seva Sangam at Ozhugacheri hamlet near Anaikkarai in Thanjavur. RN Ravi expressed deep concern about caste discrimination prevalent in the state, labeling it as “shameful.”
Highlighting the issue of caste discrimination, Governor RN Ravi emphasized the stark contradiction between the state’s rhetoric about social justice and the reality on the ground. He remarked, “Our youth are wearing caste bands, wrist bands of various colors to identify their castes. How shameful it is that a state government, which talks about social justice and makes so much politics about social justice, has been exploiting people in the name of caste.”