DMK leader and Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin has criticized the slogans of Jai Shri Ram during the India-Pakistan match. He criticized the sloganeering of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ to make fun of a Pakistani cricketer during the India-Pakistan World Cup match in Ahmedabad on Saturday. BJP leaders have reacted sharply to Udhayanidhi Stalin’s remarks. BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia has called him a “poison spreading” and “mosquito”. There is a sharp reaction to the video of people raising slogans as soon as Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan entered the dugout during a cricket match. Many people have said that this sloganeering was against the spirit of cricket and was like harassing the cricketer.
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At the same time, some people have pointed towards Pakistani cricketer Rizwan offering namaz on the field during the first match and expressing solidarity with the people of Gaza and alleged that the cricketer himself had brought religion on the field. Udhayanidhi Stalin said on social media site X (formerly Twitter) that India is famous for its sports spirit and hospitality. Such behavior with players from neighboring countries is very low level.
Spreading hatred is condemnable – Udhayanidhi Stalin
India is renowned for its sportsmanship and hospitality. However, the treatment meted out to Pakistan players at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is unacceptable and a new low. Sports should be a unifying force between countries, fostering true brotherhood. Using it as a tool… pic.twitter.com/MJnPJsERyK
— Udhay (@Udhaystalin) October 14, 2023
He said that the treatment meted out to Pakistani players at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad was unacceptable and a new low. Sports should become a unifying force among countries, promoting true brotherhood. Using it as a tool to spread hatred is condemnable.
Udhayanidhi was in trouble after commenting on Sanatan
Earlier, Udhayanidhi Stalin’s remarks on Sanatan Dharma had created controversy. MK Stalin’s son and DMK leader Udhayanidhi had said that Sanatan Dharma was against the idea of social justice and should be “eradicated”. He compared Sanatan Dharma to malaria and dengue and talked about eradicating it. After this statement he came under attack from BJP. Now he has termed the sloganeering against the Pakistani cricketer during the match as wrong.
BJP spokesperson’s counterattack
On this comment of Udhayanidhi, BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia posted on X and said, “This disgusting dengue, malaria mosquito has come out again to spread poison. When the match is stopped for namaz on the field, you do not have any problem. ” Gaurav Bhatia said that our Lord Ram resides in every corner of the universe, hence say Jai Shri Ram. Trinamool Congress MP Saket Gokhale has also condemned the slogans raised to surround the Pakistani cricketer.
The hateful dengue malaria mosquito has come out again to spread poison. When a match is stopped and namaz is offered on the field, you smell a snake.
— Gaurav Bhatia Gaurav Bhatia 🇮🇳 (@gauravbhatiabjp) October 15, 2023
MP Saket Gokhale said, PM Modi very much wants India to host the 2036 Olympics. But if BJP has reduced our audience to such a level where they harass a Pakistani player with slogans of Jai Shri Ram, then there is doubt whether we are worthy of hosting an international sporting event. Let us tell you that in the match held on Saturday, India had won against Pakistan by 7 wickets.
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