PANAJI: Governor of Goa P.S. Sreedharan Pillai today said that Sanatan Dharma controversy is wilfully made by some in Southern part of India.
Governor was reacting to the controversial statements made by some leaders in South India.
“Statement on Santan dharma is unwanted and the dispute is made wilfully by some in southern parts of India..it is unfortunate and unwanted,” said Pillai
He further requested all people to put Nation first and not religion and politics.
“Sanatan Dharma is a part of Dharma; Mahatma Gandhi and all other leaders stood for Dharma,” he added.
The Chief Minister said that the statement by Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin calling for eradication of Sanatan Dharma was a “pre-planned statement at the time of INDIA alliance meeting in Mumbai”.
“Even the Mughals, British, Dutch, Portuguese failed to wipe out the Sanatan Dharma and now the INDIA alliance and the Congress are talking about this. They (INDIA alliance and Congress) need to be eliminated,” Sawant had said.
Apart from Stalin, another DMK leader A Raja criticised the Sanatan Dharma, likening it to diseases like leprosy and HIV.
“The imposition of the model code of conduct due to frequent elections creates a hurdle in development. The country will benefit greatly in terms of human and financial resources through one nation, one election,” Sawant had said.