Kanchi seer’s Spiritual People’s Party must guide the people in a righteous path.
Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati on Wednesday[23-3-2011] in Chennai, officially launched a party, the Tamil Nadu Desiya Aanmiga Makkal Katchi (Tamil Nadu National Spiritual People’s Party), under the aegis of the Kanchi Sankara Math.
The pontiff holds no post in the party; Avadi Ravichandran, a businessman associated with the Kanchi Math, is designated the founder-leader. The party, for the time being, has no plans to contest polls, but it does have a manifesto: A law banning religious conversions, another to ban cow slaughter and the shifting of administrative powers over temples from the government to private organizations.
“This is not merely a party,” said the Sankaracharya, showering flowers on the party flag that shows a raised fist on a saffron circle against a red backdrop. “This is a movement to get people to practice divine bhakthi, to alienate all the evils surrounding us and let people lead a clean and happy life,” he said.
The materialistic bit came next, in the form of a resolution the party adopted on its founding day. Neither the state nor Centre should interfere in the syllabus of private educational institutions, it said, though governments can set regulations and guidelines. Governments should give importance to agriculture and ensure no taxes are levied on agriculture or its allied products. This will ensure food for every human being, the resolution said.
Maneka Gandhi, Janata Party leader VS Chandralekha and All India Imams Confederation president Maulana Umad Ahmad Iliyasi participated in the founding day function.
Peoples ambition is The Tamil Nadu Desiya Aanmiga Makkal Katchi must guide the people to lead a righteous path in their public life and to stand as a guiding symbol for others.
தமிழ்நாடு தேசிய ஆன்மிக மக்கள் கட்சி, மக்கள் அனைவரும் நன்னெறியில் செல்ல வழிகாட்டி, தூய்மையான வாழ்க்கை நெறி முறையை அவர்களுக்கு காட்ட வேண்டும் என்பதே எனது வேண்டுகோள்.