Tamil Nadu BJP Chief K Annamalai responded to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin’s defense of his son Udhayanidhi Stalin’s controversial ‘Sanatana Dharma’ remarks by taking a swipe at the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party.
Using the acronym DMK, Annamalai playfully expanded it as follows:
- D – Dengue
- M – Malaria
- K – Kosu (mosquito in Tamil)
He humorously suggested that if something needed to be eradicated from Tamil Nadu, it was the DMK party. Annamalai implied that in the future, people would associate these deadly diseases with the DMK.
Udhayanidhi Stalin had made controversial comments likening Sanatana Dharma to dengue and malaria during an event in Chennai. He later clarified that he had not called for violence against followers of Sanatana Dharma.
In response to M K Stalin’s comments regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Annamalai criticized the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for what he called “speaking some lies” against the Prime Minister. M K Stalin had stated that it was “unfair for the Prime Minister to make comments without knowing what Udhayanidhi spoke” and rejected criticism of his son’s remarks as a “false narrative.”
The exchange between political leaders comes amidst a debate over Udhayanidhi Stalin’s statements and their interpretation.