CHENNAI: Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan on Friday and leaders of Left parties came together on the same platform to condemn the efforts to declare Bhagavad Gita as the national scripture.
CPI state secretary D Pandian, citing the coming together of Left parties, Thirumavalavan and Dravidar Kazhagam, said, “if we do not unite at this time, we will fall as there is a great threat to progressive ideals”. Creation of the universe by God as stated by Gita was against scientific principles.
Thirumavalavan said political power was the key to defeat communal ideology and urged progressive parties to formulate the right strategy to win that. In his view Dalit parties, minorities and the Left, all opposed to Hindutva, should join together to defeat reactionary forces.
CP(I)M leader Arunan asked how single book could be a national one in a country which prides in its diversity. Such an act, he cautioned would be against secularism enshrined in the Constitution.
Dravidar Kazhagam president K Veeramani said the BJP was rushing to implement the Hindutva agenda as they were not confident of returning to power with the same strength.