New Delhi: The Congress party has distanced itself from the recent controversial remarks made by DMK leaders Udhayanidhi Stalin and A Raja regarding ‘Sanatan Dharma.’ The Congress emphasized its commitment to the principle of “sarvadharma sambhav,” which advocates equal respect for all religions.
Amidst a political controversy triggered by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s criticism of ‘Sanatan Dharma’ for fostering division and discrimination, and A Raja’s comparison of it to diseases with social stigma, the Congress made its position clear.
Pawan Khera, head of the Congress’ media and publicity department, stated that the party has always upheld the values of inclusivity and equal treatment for all faiths. He stressed that neither the Constitution of India nor the Indian National Congress endorse any form of religious discrimination.
Khera further clarified that the Congress does not endorse the comments made by the DMK leaders, but it did not explicitly condemn them. He argued that there was no need to raise the issue with the ally DMK since all members of the INDIA alliance, including the Congress, hold immense respect for all religions, communities, and beliefs.