DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin had made a surprise by meeting temple priests in Thanjavur on Thursday during his Namakku Naame Vidiyal Meetpu pre-election campaign by disapproved the allegations that their party was Anti-Hindu. He said 90% of the party cadre are Hindus and their families believe in religion and God.
He said that his wife will visit the temples regularly across the state and he never objected her not to visit. He also added that the party never comes in a way those who believe in God.
“We, the followers of Anna, have faith in Thirumoolar’s dictum Ontrey Kulam Oruvaney Devan (There is one community and one God). Our leader Kalaignar wrote dialogues for the tele-serial Ramanuja, because it was he who had paved way for entry of all communities, including Dalits, into the temples, We, the followers of Anna, have faith in Thirumoolar’s dictum Ontrey Kulam Oruvaney Devan (There is one community and one God)”.
Reacting to the allegations made against him that he is visiting temples keeping in mind upcoming elections, he said he will never hurt the sentiments of any section of people and reminded his earlier visit to temples and acceptance of Poorna Kumbham.
During the meeting with priests in Thanjavur temple he assured them that their interests will be taken into consideration under the DMK rule.
The meeting was held at Sri Bangaru Amman temple has welcomed the DMK treasurer in a traditional way while the leader enquired about the demands of the priests.
The priests have presented their demand list to the leader and asked him to make posts of temple priests must be recognised and create a welfare board, pension after retirement of priests and other demands and urged him to include those in the party’s manifesto.
Stalin said that he would convey their wishes to the party’s president Karunanidhi and get it done.