Chennai: Taking exception to Dravidar Kazhagam leader K Veeramani’s remarks about Lord Krishna, DMK president M K Stalin today said, “DMK is not an anti-Hindu party. I never stopped my wife from going to temples.”
Answering a question on Veeramani’s outburst against Lord Krishna, which went vital, Stalin, said, “It was not made during our campaign. He chose to do it at a Dravidar Kazhagam event.”
However, Stalin maintained that Veeramani did not speak with an intention to malign Lord Krishna. “He gave some examples. Some media and RSS have twisted it for false election propaganda. It is not true, but if it is true then it is wrong,” Stalin said. He called it a conspiracy.
He further said his wife Durga visits temples twice a day and offers prayers regularly. “I never objected to her going to places of worship.”
He recalled that the DMK founder, C N Annadurai had categorically said the policy of the party was ‘Ondre Kulam, Oruvane Devan’ (One God, one community).
Stalin recalled that even his father and late DMK president M Karunanidhi had said in the film Parasakthi, that they were not against temples but only oppose temples becoming dens of hooligans.
Speaking at an event organised by Dravidar Kazhagam recently, Veeramani spoke on the topic ‘Pollachi Scandal – Irresponsible Brahmin Behaviour’. He said Lord Krishna should be the first person who should be booked for the criminal act of eve-teasing. He added, “From stealing butter at small age, to stealing women’s clothes at adolescence and further asking them to come out, Krishna was the instigator of eve-teasing.”
This issue snowballed into a major crisis. A couple of days ago, stones were pelted on the stage at a meeting organised by Dravidar Kazhagam in Tiruchi.
Veeramani is well-known for making derogatory remarks on Hindu culture, practices and Gods.