DMK scion has been struggling hard to remove the 'anti-Hindu' tag.

Meeting with Sri Sri Ravishankar a courtesy call says MK Stalin
news Friday, February 12, 2016 - 09:44
DMK Treasurer M K Stalin on Friday described his meeting with spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar in Chennai as a "courtesy call" and denied it had any political undertones.
"He did not come for alliance. He did not come for politics. It was a courtesy call," he said while responding to reporters' queries in this regard in Chennai.

He also ruled out any poll pact between DMK and BJP for the coming elections, saying he had already spoken about this in a section of the media.

Ravishankar, Founder of The Art of Living, had called on Stalin at his residence in Chennai on Thursday, creating a buzz in the state political circles.

Stalin's meeting with the spiritual guru came even as the DMK scion has been struggling hard to remove the 'anti-Hindu' tag associated with his Dravidian party.

Stalin's father and DMK President, M Karunanidhi had often courted controversies with his remarks aimed against Hindus and Hindu deities, besides ridiculing Hindu customs.

Stalin, whose party is facing a make or break Assembly polls after facing repeated routs since 2011 at the hands of arch rival AIADMK, has been of late insisting that his party is not against Hindus and that about 90 per cent of its members themselves were from the majority community, who frequent temples.

The leader had even paid a surprise visit to Sri Sowmya Narayanaswamy temple, a vaishnavite place of worship at Thirukoshtiyur in Sivaganga last year, raising eyebrows in the state political circles.
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