Tamil Nadu’s Chidambaram constituency MP and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi founder Thol. Thirumavalavan, on Sunday berated the Union government’s decision to award Bharat Ratna to senior BJP leader LK Advani.
He stated that the decision deserves nothing but contempt as the country’s highest civilian award is being conferred on a person who has pursued a political career filled with hate and crimes.
Throughout his political life, Advani has propagated the idea of majoritarian hate against minorities, he added.
He argued that Advani played a key role in strengthening Hindutva in Indian politics.
“Mr Advani brought down V.P. Singh’s government which recommended reservations for Hindu OBCs (Other Backward Classes) in India. He undertook Rath Yatra, which became a ‘Ratha yatra’ (yatra of blood) against Shudras of India. He was instrumental in the demolition of Babri Masjid and spreading hate against Muslims,” the VCK leader alleged in his statement.
He further charged Advani responsible for sowing the seeds of all the problems and chaos faced by Indian society today.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is giving a Bharat Ratna to a person who has achieved these records,” he said.
The hardcore Hindutva politician who is infamous for his RSS-led anti-Muslim campaigns, had launched his Rath Yatra, on September 25, 1990, to build support for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. In the aftermath, Babri Masjid was demolished and Hundreds of Muslims were killed.