An FIR has been filed against DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin in Maharashtra for his controversial statements about Sanatan Dharma. The Mira Road police in Mumbai filed the case under Sections 153 A and 295 A of the IPC. The BJP delegation in Tamil Nadu demanded the filing of the FIR. Udhayanidhi Stalin, the minister of Tamil Nadu’s youth welfare program, compared Sanatana Dharma to coronavirus, malaria, dengue fever, and mosquitoes in a speech in Chennai. The BJP responded with a stinging attack on the opposition, comparing it to Hitler’s portrayal of Jews. The leader of the DMK and the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, backed his minister son and claimed that the BJP had raised the stakes to sever ties with the INDIA alliance. Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalaiamil challenged the DMK leadership to run for office in 2024 on the platform of Sanatan Dharma. Prime Minister Narendra Modi allegedly asked his ministers to defend Sanatan Dharma, leading to a political brawl in the nation.