Recently on Twitter and WhatsApp groups, Kerala PWD Minister and CPI-M leader G. Sudhakaran comment against the Sabarimala temple tantri that the ‘donkeys in the temple town have more grace’ than them, created a strong public reaction.
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Low level of politics. Kerala PWD Minister G Sudhakaran calling 'Donkeys as more graceful than #Sabarimala head priest' shows that he & CPI- M Govt has no faith & respect for Hindu sentiments. Govt has no concern towards #LordAyappa.
— Ashwani Dubey (@AdvAshwaniDubey) December 3, 2018
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In response to his controversial & shocking comment, G. Sudhakaran was condemned in various posts being shared on Twitter:
Such a shame that CPM leader Kerala Cabinet Minister G Sudhakaran says – " DONKEYS do most of the work. Till date, they have not gone on any protest. After their hard work, they take rest near the Pamba river. These DONKEY'S have more grace than the thantri. #SaveSabarimala
— Dr Shitij (@shitijsrivastav) December 3, 2018
Is this minister for real?
After insulting Hindu Sanyasis by saying they dont wear briefs & r exhibitionists, he has now insulted Sabarimala Temple High Priest by comparing him to a Donkey.
Can he insult any other religion similarly & remain a minister?https://t.co/NK7yK3HgdY
— Shilpa Nair (@shilpamdas) December 2, 2018
‘Donkeys More Graceful Than Sabarimala Head Priests’, Says Senior CPM Minister In Kerala. Acerbic tongued apparatchik is furious with the Temple Tantris for fighting to uphold the traditional customs and practices https://t.co/8W1zv3iytX via @swarajyamag
— Prasanna Viswanathan (@prasannavishy) December 3, 2018
#NewsAlert – Kerala Minister G Sudhakaran attacks Sabarimala priests. “Donkeys more graceful than Sabarimala Tantri, they have no devotion towards Lord Ayyappa”, says Sudhakaran. #SabarimalaForAll #RightToPray | @Neethureghu with more details pic.twitter.com/ozlroi9ltq
— News18 (@CNNnews18) December 4, 2018
‘Donkeys More Graceful Than Sabarimala Head Priests’, Says Senior CPM Minister https://t.co/EkNtIdaNNr
— Swarajya (@SwarajyaMag) December 3, 2018
OUR FACT CHECK
Fact Crescendo team did a fact check on this issue. We found the following:
- “Kerala PWD Minister and CPI-M leader G. Sudhakaran on Sunday, 2nd December 2018, slammed the Sabarimala temple tantri saying that the donkeys in the temple town have more grace. Sudhakaran, known for his sharp tongue, made the observation at an inaugural speech at a cultural event in Alappuzha.
Sudhakaran said they (tantris) do not appear to have any attachment or concern towards Lord Ayyappa. “At the temple town, it is the donkeys that do most of the work. Till date they have not gone on any protest. After their hard work they take rest near the Pamba river. These donkeys have more grace than the tantri,” said a fuming Sudhakaran. At the temple town, donkeys carry most goods from the base camp at Pamba to the hill temple.” Source: Indian Express
- “Sudhakaran was inaugurating a meeting in connection with the connection with the Villu Vandi Yathra’s 125th anniversary organised by Akhila Kerala Cheramar Hindu Mahasabha at Alappuzha on Sunday.” Source: TOI
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