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Last Updated : Apr 01, 2019 10:12 PM IST | Source: PTI

DMK is not anti-Hindu, says DMK chief M K Stalin

Stalin said his wife offered worship at temples every day and added that he had never prevented her from visiting temples since it was her wish.

DMK president M K Stalin Monday asserted that his party was not against any religion and deprecated what he called a disinformation campaign that his outfit was an "enemy of Hindus."

The Dravidian party chief, addressing a poll rally near here described his party nominee for the Arakkonam Lok Sabha constituency, S Jagathrakshakan as a deeply spiritual man who spent his money during his previous tenure as MP to renovate hundreds of temples in Arakkonam, besides developing infrastructure and undertaking other welfare initiatives.

"Jagathrakshakan has another specialty. He is a deeply spiritual person. Some are even today criticising DMK as an enemy of the Hindus. Are you saying this even after seeing him (Jagathrakshakan)..?" The DMK chief blamed sections of the media for deliberately creating a false impression that his party was against the Hindus.

Citing the popular dialogue "we are not against temples, our principle is that it should not become a camp of the wicked," written by his late father M Karunanidhi in the epic 1952 Tamil flick "Parasakthi," he said the DMK had never been against those worshipping God.

Stalin said his wife offered worship at temples every day and added that he had never prevented her from visiting temples since it was her wish.

"They (sections of the media) are however indulging in a disinformation campaign that DMK is against the Hindus and temple worship," he said and added that people are not ready to believe it.

Stalin said when he took over as party chief last year, he categorically stated at the general council that he would be for all religions and against none; that his party would be on the side of all religions and not discriminate on the basis of caste or religion.

"I had spoken categorically that DMK is not against any religion. However, continously, sections of media and press are indulging in wrong propaganda. We are not worried about it as people are on our side," he said.

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First Published on Apr 1, 2019 10:10 pm
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