Annamalai leads BJP dharna against TN minister Babu, seeks his resignation
The Tamil Nadu BJP chief led a procession towards the HR&CE office and suddenly squatted on the road, joined by scores of supporters
Demanding the immediate resignation of PK Sekar Babu as state Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) minister, Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai staged a dharna in Chennai on Monday (September 11).
Annamalai was leading the party’s protest against Babu, objecting to his participation in the recent anti-Sanatana Dharma conference in Chennai. DMK leader and state minister Udhayanidhi Stalin had made remarks at the conference that sparked a massive row.
After addressing a protest at Nungambakkam against Babu, Annamalai led a procession towards the HR&CE office and suddenly squatted on the road, joined by scores of supporters.
He took exception to Babu’s participation in the recent anti-Sanatana meeting, saying Dravidar Kazhagam leader K Veeramani, in the same conference, had equated Sanatana Dharma to Hinduism.
“Let Sekar Babu resign as minister and do anything as a DMK worker. Veeramani said in the meeting Sanatana is equal to Hinduism. The HR&CE Department is against the welfare of Hindus,” Annamalai alleged.
(With agency inputs)