Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said no one can abolish ‘Sanatan Dharma’. While addressing the Shri Krishna Janmashtami programme in Lucknow, the CM asserted even Mughal emperor Aurangzeb could not uproot the Sanatan Dharma. He said a few people were making attempts to defame the Hindu religion.
“Attempts are being made to point fingers at the Sanatan culture. But they forgot ‘Jo Sanatan nahi mita tha Ravan ke ahankaar se, Jo Sanatan nahi diga tha Kans ke ahankaar se, Jo Sanatan nahi mita tha Babur aur Aurangzeb ke atyachar se vo Sanatan in satta parjeevi se kya mit payega’. (the Sanatan that could not end by Ravana’s arrogance, the Sanatan which did not surrender to Kans’s arrogance, the Sanatan which did not bow to the atrocities of Babar and Aurangzeb, that Sanatan cannot be abolished by those who only care about the power) They should be ashamed..,” he added.
DMK minister Udhayanidhi Stalin had compared the Sanatan Dharma with diseases like dengue and malaria, a comment that sparked a backlash from political parties.
“At present, when the entire nation is progressing in the right direction, respecting its heritage and moving forward with a new energy, some people are not liking it. Now that the country is getting recognised on the international platform, some people are not liking it…,” he said.
DMK’s A Raja likens Sanatan Dharma to leprosy and HIV
Meanwhile, another DMK leader A Raja on Thursday escalated ‘Sanatan Dharma’ row by comparing it with leprosy and HIV disease.
Sanatan Dharma is a social disease and is more deadly than leprosy and HIV, he said.
(With ANI inputs)