The video of a Catholic priest in Tamil Nadu saying that BJP and RSS are their enemies is going viral on social media. The priest had called the political parties to recognise BJP as the common enemy and come together to defeat the party by keeping aside their differences.
“We are facing the general election. Throughout the country our only enemy is BJP, the ruling party. All political parties across the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari should be united against them. I believe that unless we do that we can neither face nor defeat the enemy”. He says that Mayavati and Mulayam Singh Yadav steering away (from Congress) frightens him that they cannot do anything to defeat BJP.
He asked the Christian DMK MLA Inigo Irudaya Raj to speak to politicians from other parties from Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, etc. The priest implored him to make them understand that, “We have a common enemy. We may have a 1000 differences between us. But we should join to destroy them”.
The priest, Eugene Thomaiyar, is the Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Trichy. He spoke at the event organised to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Trichy Diocesan Catholic Association in 2018. The priest is a member of the board of Trichy Multi-purpose Social Service Society, an FCRA NGO and the secular arm of the Trichy diocese.
The DMK MLA Inigo Irudaya Raj runs another NGO Christian Goodwill Movement. In another event organised by him, another Catholic priest had said that the majority aka Hindus are like mosquitoes that can be swatted away. Inigo had felicitated the warden who was named by Hindu girl Lavanya in her death confession. Lavanya had taken her life following torture at her Christian school to convert.
It’s not just Catholics who identify BJP and RSS as their enemy. Even Pentecostal pastors have pledged their support to DMK to bring them to power so that they can build churches even where there are no Christians without any hindrance. To reciprocate this favour the DMK government has been helping Christians in all ways by appointing a priest as a member of the TN Public Service Commision board, a misogynistic and crude professor Leoni as the head of Textbook Committee, etc.
It should be kept in mind that the CM himself said that the government was formed by Christians. An ardent supporter of DMK had openly called for “conversion” and termed it as the “only way to stop BJP’s growth in TN”. Despite their best efforts BJP came back to power in 2019. But the same cannot be guaranteed in 2024 considering the clout they wield across the world.
While abrahamics identify RSS and BJP as their enemy despite both organisations bending over backwards to appease them through outreach programs and sacrificing Hindus’ rights in the process. But the Hindu community is still clouded by the maya of secularism.