TN governor's remarks draw flak from DMK

Wednesday 15th June 2022 07:31 EDT

A day after Governor RN Ravi said India has been guided by Sanatan Dharma for several thousands of years, DMK treasurer and former Union minister TR Baalu condemned the remarks, and said they ought to be withdrawn. Ravi had expressed his opinion while speaking at an event to commemorate the 100th year of the Lord Iyyappan devotional song 'Harivarasanam'. The former Union minister further alleged that the Governor's statement, issued in peace-loving Tamil Nadu, has created strong doubts and fears. Baalu asserted that it is the Constitution of India, and not Sanatan Dharma, that guides India; and it is democracy, not Manu Dharma, that rules the country. He further urged the Governor to withdraw his comments and ensure that such statements are avoided in the future.

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