Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin claimed on Wednesday that President Droupadi Murmu was not invited to the inauguration of the new Parliament building because she is a widow and a member of the Adivasi community, according to PTI, days after his comments about Sanatana Dharma sparked a national uproar.
The minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development stated at a gathering in Madurai that the president was not given permission to accompany a female Hindi actor to the new Parliament building. “Why? due to Draupadi Murmu’s tribal heritage and her recent husband loss. We refer to this as Sanatana Dharma.