Uttar Pradesh: Days after Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin's eradicate 'Sanatan Dharma' remark, a Ayodhya seer named Paramhans Acharya has announced a reward of Rs 10 crore for beheading the DMK leader.
The chief priest of Tapaswi Chawni temple in Ayodhya, Paramhans Acharya said, "I will pay Rs 10 crore cash reward to anyone who beheads Stalin and brings his head to me. If no one dares to kill Stalin, I will myself find him and kill him."
Udhayanidhi, son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, alleged that 'Sanatan Dharma' is against equality and social justice, and that it should be eradicated.
He also likened 'Sanatan Dharma' to coronavirus, malaria, and dengue fever and said such things should not be opposed but destroyed.
On Monday, Udhayanidhi doubled down on his 'Sanatan Dharma' remarks saying that he would repeat it again and again.
"Day before yesterday I spoke at a function about it ('sanatana dharma'). Whatever I said... I will repeat the same thing again and again. I included all the religions and not just Hinduism... I spoke condemning the caste differences, that is all," Udhayanidhi said.
"I am saying again that I only criticised Sanatana Dharma and that Sanatana Dharma should be eradicated. I will say this continuously. Few are being childish saying I invited for genocide while others are saying that Dravidam should be abolished. Does that mean DMKians should be killed?" he added.
"When PM Modi says 'Congress Mukth Bharat', does that mean congressmen should be killed? What is Sanatana? Sanatana means nothing should be changed and all are permanent. But the Dravida model calls for change and all should be equal. BJP twisting my statement and spreading fake news, it's their usual job," Udhayanidhi further said.
The seer has in the past made similar announcements over Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya's comments on Ramcharitmanas and over Shahrukh Khan for showing saffron attire in his blockbuster movie Pathaan.
"Sanatan Dharma neither has a beginning nor an end. It has never been destroyed and can never be destroyed," he said, warning that anyone trying to destroy Sanatan Dharma will be destroyed.