'INDIA Bloc's Conscience Is Dead': BJP Lashes Out At TN Minister Anitha Radhakrishnan's Comment On PM Modi

Anurag Thakur condemned Radhakrishnan's 'derogatory' comment and emphasized that in a democratic system, there is no room for the use of such language.

Tamil Nadu minister Anitha Radhakrishnan Photo: X/@annamalai_k

The BJP lashed out at the INDIA bloc on Sunday, accusing Tamil Nadu minister Anitha Radhakrishnan of making 'derogatory' remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that the conscience of the opposition alliance "is dead".

K Annamalai, the president of the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit, claimed that DMK leaders have stooped to a new level of "uncouth behavior" and declared that his party will bring the issue to the attention of the Election Commission and the Director General of Police, demanding the "strictest and immediate action" against Radhakrishnan.

What did Anitha Radhakrishnan say?

Posting on 'X' a purported video clip of the DMK leader's remarks, the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit alleged that Radhakrishnan "spoke disgustingly" about Modi in the presence of DMK MP K Kanimozhi and others who witnessed the "nauseating act", and alleged that it reflected the "vulgar political culture" of the ruling party in the state.

"When they have nothing to criticise, this is the level DMK leaders have stooped. DMK MP Smt Kanimozhi was on the stage and did not bother to stop her colleague," Annamalai said in his post on X.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur reacts

During a press conference held in the capital city, Anurag Thakur, a BJP leader and Union minister, expressed his strong disapproval of Radhakrishnan's comments about the prime minister. Thakur emphasized that in a democratic system, there is no room for the use of such language.

"When destruction befalls man, it is the conscience which dies first. The conscience of those in 'INDI alliance' is dead," Thakur told reporters at the BJP headquarters.

He said this clearly showed the "hatred" of the INDIA bloc against Modi.

"One of their ministers yesterday hurled dirty abuses at Prime Minister Modi, made derogatory comments against the prime minister using objectionable words, in the presence of a woman MP of the party," Thakur said.

"With Radhakrishnan's remarks, the total number of abuses hurled at Prime Minister Modi by the opposition leaders has reached 120," the BJP leader said.

"Every time they abused Modi ji, people of India showered that much more love on him," he said.

"They kept abusing Modi ji and Modi ji kept raising the stature of India. They hurl abuses one after another at Modi ji. But there is only love for Modi ji in the hearts of people," he added.

Tamil Nadu BJP vice president Narayanan Tirupathi demanded that the minister be dismissed from his post and arrested.

(With PTI inputs)