DMK leader A Raja stokes controversy over Shudra remark

14 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP A Raja mixed shock in the wake of offering offending comments toward Hindus. The senior DMK legislator expressed last week at an occasion in Tamil Nadu’s Na...

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP A Raja mixed shock in the wake of offering offending comments toward Hindus. The senior DMK legislator expressed last week at an occasion in Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal that Shudras, the lower standing in the varna framework, are the descendants of courtesans and would remain, for example, long as they follow Hinduism.

A Raja is the delegate general secretary of the DMK and an Individual from Parliament for the Nilgiris electorate. As of late, talking at a neighbourhood body delegate gathering in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, Raja cautioned the Middle ‘not to urge’ the party to restore the interest for a different Tamil Nadu. It is relevant to specify that A Raja was the Data Innovation serve under Manmohan Singh’s UPA government when the 2G range misrepresentation was uncovered.

A Raja jumped to Twitter to defend his position as the controversy over the DMK leader’s statements intensified. “Who are Sudras? Are they not Hindus? Why they have been insulted in Manusmrithi and denied equality, education, employment and Temple entry? Dravidian Movement as the saviour of 90% Hindus questioned and redressed these, cannot be anti-Hindus,” he wrote.

In a solid reaction against Raja’s comments, BJP Mahila Morcha public president Vanathi Sreenivasan, who is likewise an MLA from Coimbatore, tweeted: “DMK MP A. Raja has offended the ladies and Hindus on various events. This time too he has regurgitated toxin expressing that Shudras are offspring of whores and they will remain so until they stay in Hinduism.”

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