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Vedanti stands by his remarks on Karunanidhi
October 04, 2007 15:54 IST
Former Member of Parliament and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ram Vilas Vedanti on Thursday said he stood by his statement that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi should be punished for his anti-Ram utterances in accordance with what has been "prescribed" in religious scriptures.
Terming the wordy duel among central ministers on the affidavit filed by the Archaeological Survey of India before the Supreme Court as farce, he alleged that the affidavit was prepared by the ASI officials in the presence of Sonia Gandhi, Union Ministers Ambika Soni and T R Balu.
Vedanti warned that the Hindus would march to New Delhi and give a befitting reply if Karunanidhi did not withdraw his utterances on Lord Ram by November 20.
Justifying his statement on penalty for Karunanidhi, he said it was in accordance with the provisions of the shastras. He also recited some slokas from Ram Charitra Manas and Bhagawat Gita.
Vedanti said the Ram Raksha Samiti would launch a countrywide agitation and the Hindus would march to Delhi if the proposed Sethusamudram project was not scrapped and Karunanidhi did not withdraw his statement.