'Don't erect M Karunanidhi's statue': Warning from BJP's H Raja to MK Stalin govt!

Tamil Nadu BJP leader H Raja has aired yet another controversial remark warning the ruling DMK government in Tamil Nadu that protests would erupt had it decided to erect the statue of former Chief Minister and late DMK President M Karunanidhi in Tiruvannamalai. 

On Monday - July 4, H Raja warned that agitations would erupt against the MK Stalin government if it erects the statue of M Karunanidhi in Tiruvannamalai's 'girivalam' area, where thousands of people would march worshipping the deity of the Lord Annamalaiar temple in the district. By citing that Karunanidhi had been an atheist, H Raja said that the former's statue shouldn't be installed on the path used by the devout Hindus.

H Raja went on to say that  Karunanidhi's statue on the girivalam path would be an insult to the Hindus. The BJP leader has urged the government authorities not to work towards installing the statue to please the ruling leaders. H Raja has also demanded that all the encroachments on temple land should be removed immediately. 

H Raja has also demanded that the arch nearby the temple, which has been named after former Chief Minister CN Annadurai, must be named after Lord Annamalaiar. H Raja further noted that the land for the site of the statue, which initially measured 250 feet was reduced to 92 feet owing to the directive from the court.