New Delhi: In a blistering attack on the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the INDIA bloc of posing a threat to ‘Sanatana Dharma’, and by extension, to the country’s culture and citizens. The controversy erupted following Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin’s remark about “eradicating Sanatana Dharma”. PM Modi had previously urged his ministers to deliver a “proper response” to this remark.
Now, while addressing a public rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, PM Modi said the Opposition ‘ghamandia’ alliance wants to destroy ‘Sanatana Dharma’. “A few groups are working to divide the country and society… They have come together to form an INDI alliance. They have also decided on a hidden agenda to attack India’s culture. The INDI alliance has come with a resolution to end ‘Sanatan’ culture,” he said.
The Prime Minister criticized the INDIA alliance for their alleged intent to destroy the Sanatana tradition, which he claimed has been a source of inspiration for many. He said that the call for the “eradication of Sanatana Dharma” has crossed a line and should not go unchallenged. “Today, they have openly started targeting Sanatana, tomorrow they will increase their attacks on us. All ‘Sanatanis’ across the country and the people who love our country will have to be alert. We will have to stop such people,” he added.