BJP National Secretary H Raja on Sunday demanded the suspension of the executive officer of Brahadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur for allowing members of other religions to enter the temple.
Several people belonging to different religions, had accompanied Naam Tamilar Katchi leader Seeman inside the temple wearing foot wears. However, after the temple staff insisted, they removed their foot wears and went inside the temple, he alleged. The BJP will stage a protest, if action was not taken against the executive officer of the temple, he said. Stating that David Maniarasan, Ahmed Kabir and Jainulabeen had earlier protested demanding that consecration ceremony of Brahadeeswarar Temple be held in Tamil instead of Sanskrit, Raja asked why they not insist that the Quran be recited in Tamil instead of Arabic in mosques. Taking a dig at DMK president MK Stalin, he said “coming from a line of politicians who claim to have abolished Brahmin patriarchy, Stalin has hired a north Indian Brahmin named Prashant Kishor to prepare for the 2021 Assembly elections. It shows Stalin is incapable of handling the party by himself, he added.
He claimed that a church in Pallikaranai in Chennai was forcibly making its members sign the proposal protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act.