Sharp Finish Of A Ballot Spear | Outlook India Journal
Demand for liberating temples from state management features forex in ballot season
Stalin holds Murugan’s Vel
With its ‘vel yatra’, the BJP had carried out its bit to place the DMK on the defensive, forcing the Dravidian social gathering to tone down its perceived anti-Hindu picture. Even M.Ok. Stalin was seen holding a vel (spear, related to Lord Murugan), which was flaunted as a triumph of the BJP’s marketing campaign in opposition to the “anti-Hindu propaganda” hitherto inspired by the DMK and its cohorts. The DMK additionally included the next guarantees in its manifesto—a Rs 1,000-crore fund for renovation of temples, rope vehicles for all hill temples (largely Murugan temples), Rs 25,000 for one lakh pilgrims to well-known Hindu temples within the nation, monetary help for performing artistes of village temples and institution of a global centre at Vadalur, house of saint Vallalar, which attracts lakhs of devotees yearly.
Whereas the DMK believes the pious…