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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 16:43 IST

TMC leader vows to 'annihilate' Sanatan Dharma, says 50% population will speak Urdu in Bengal

TMC leader Firhad Hakim was heard vowing for the annihilation of Sanatan Dharma while claiming that soon half of West Bengal's population will speak Urdu.

Firhad Hakim
TMC leader Firhad Hakim. | Image:X/@amitmalviya
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After Udhayanidhi Stalin's objectionable remarks, another I.N.D.I.A bloc leader has sparked a controversy after vowing to 'annihilate' Sanatan Dharma.

In an undated video, TMC leader Firhad Hakim was heard vowing for the annihilation of Sanatan Dharma while claiming that soon half of West Bengal's population will speak Urdu.

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"Soon, 50% of West Bengal's total population will be speaking Urdu," Hakim, who is also the mayor of Kolkata, can be heard in the purported video.

After DMK, an I.N.D.I Alliance member, vows to annihilate Sanatan Dharma, Firhad Hakim, senior TMC leader, Mayor of Kolkata, a position held by illustrious people in the past, and a close confidant of Mamata Banerjee, in an undated video, claims that soon 50% of the people of… pic.twitter.com/o1LKDUFzgs

— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) December 19, 2023

The video was shared by BJP's IT cell head Amit Malviya who called out TMC supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. He also demanded a clarification from Congress party and its former President Sonia Gandhi.  

"What happened to Bangla pride? Will someone ask Mamata Banerjee? Does she endorse this worldview? Is this TMC’s agenda?" Malviya questioned in his post on X. "Is this also the agenda of I.N.D.I Alliance? Congress and Sonia Gandhi must clarify," he further said. 

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The same video was also shared by the West Bengal BJP which said, “The people of Bengal can grasp the message already!”

Prior to this, Tamil Nadu minister and MK Stalin's son Udhayanidhi stoked controversy by comparing Sanatan Dharma with dengue and malaria and called for its eradication. 

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Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya is another I.N.D.I.A bloc leader who has faced ire for his statements against Hinduism. Earlier this year, he made objectionable statements on Ramcharitmanas on the pretext of ‘discrimination’ toward the lower caste. 


 

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 16:43 IST

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