Udhayanidhi Stalin, the son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, has found himself at the center of a national controversy due to his controversial comments about Sanatana Dharma. The remarks have incited outrage across the country. Ayodhya saint Paramhans Acharya expressed his anger over Udhayanidhi Stalin’s statements and announced a cash reward of Rs 10 crore for anyone who could bring him the leader’s head, even symbolically beheading an effigy of Udhayanidhi Stalin.
Paramhans Acharya emphasized the ancient roots of Sanatana Dharma, tracing its existence back millions of years. He stated that while various religions have emerged over the last two millennia, Sanatana Dharma has endured as the sole religion on Earth, having neither a beginning nor an end. He warned that attempts to harm or erase Sanatana Dharma would lead to dire consequences.
Udhayanidhi Stalin’s controversy began when he likened Sanatana Dharma to diseases like malaria and dengue and called for its eradication. His remarks immediately garnered criticism from political quarters, particularly the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In response, Udhayanidhi Stalin defended his stance, asserting that he was critiquing Sanatana Dharma and would continue to do so. He accused the BJP of distorting his words and spreading false information.
Udhayanidhi Stalin also expressed his willingness to face any legal consequences stemming from his statements. He accused the BJP of attempting to divert attention from the INDIA Bloc, asserting that the DMK’s policy is “One clan, one God.”
In response to Udhayanidhi Stalin’s comments, Jagat Guru Paramahamsa Acharya made a shocking announcement, offering a substantial reward for the leader’s head. He even went as far as to state that if no one claimed the reward, he would personally carry out the beheading with a prepared sword.
The Ayodhya seer challenged Udhayanidhi Stalin to speak similarly about other religions, insinuating that such comments would have dire consequences for the leader. He argued that Sanatana Dharma, known for its humanistic and non-violent principles, has become the target of criticism, but he emphasized that it also has the capacity to vanquish demons. Paramhans Acharya concluded by asserting that Udhayanidhi Stalin had become a “demon” and would face repercussions.
Notably, Jagadguru Paramhans Acharya has a history of making controversial statements, issuing threats, and offering rewards. Previously, he had offered a reward of Rs 10 crore for the removal of a Bihar Minister’s tongue over comments about Ramcharitmanas and had threatened Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, stating that he would burn him alive if they were to meet, in connection with a song controversy titled ‘Besharam Rang’.