Exploring Opposition Critiques of Sanatana Dharma: Modi’s Call for Examination:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a recent meeting with his cabinet members, directed them to vigorously counter controversial remarks made by Opposition leaders regarding Sanatana Dharma and to expose the individuals responsible for these comments. However, he advised his ministerial colleagues to steer clear of the political dispute surrounding the name “Bharat,” emphasizing that it has been a historical name for the nation, according to insider sources. During the meeting, the PM also discussed the country’s readiness for the upcoming G20 meeting.
Addressing the recent controversy sparked by DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin’s statements, in which he criticized Sanatana Dharma for promoting division and discrimination, the PM stressed the importance of exposing the parties and leaders behind such statements and presenting the truth to the public. Sources indicated that Modi spoke positively about the enduring legacy of Sanatana Dharma throughout the millennia and urged ministers to robustly counter the suggestions made by Opposition figures.
Regarding the controversy surrounding the reference to Droupadi Murmu as the “President of Bharat” and Modi as the “Prime Minister of Bharat,” ministers were advised not to engage in the debate. Government sources have asserted that the Constitution itself uses both “India” and “Bharat” to refer to the country, and they have accused opposition parties of unnecessarily inflaming the issue.