Has MDMK leader Vaiyapuri Gopalsamy (aka Vaiko) embraced Christianity?

Vaiyapuri Gopalsamy, also known as Vaiko is the founder and General Secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), a political party active mainly in the state of Tamil Nadu. Vaiko unequivocally supported LTTE and other organizations fighting for a separate Tamil country in Sri Lanka. He made a trip to Eelam at the height of the LTTE’s war with Sri Lankan Army.

Vaiko has openly supported LTTE, and has said that India should retract its ban on the LTTE, claiming the ban was a shield to suppress freedom of expression and stifle the voice of the Opposition. Vaiko was jailed in for sedition case filed by DMK in their 2010 regime.

Vaiko is in controversy yet again, as a Christian priest Bro. Mohan C. Lazarusin, in his speech claimed that Vaiko, his wife and children have embraced Christianity. He further went on to say that Vaiko recites the bible twice a day and regularly visits the Church along with his family. The only reason why Vaiko keeps this a secret is because he is in the public domain and is the leader of a Political organization in Tamil Nadu.

In July 2017, Vaiko-led MDMK and the PMK had raised questions on the need for keeping the engraved ‘Bhagavad Gita’ alongside the wooden statue of Kalam playing the musical instrument ‘veena’ in the Rs 15 crore memorial, designed and built by the Defense Research and Development Agency with which Kalam was associated for a long time.

He also insisted that Thirukurazh, a classic Tamil literary text replace the Gita. He quoted them even during his address to the Greek Parliament. “It will be a fitting tribute if Thirukurazh is placed there instead. It’s universally acceptable,” he said. Well, seems the controversy over communal politics and Vaiko is certainly not coming to an end.

(Reference : Huffingtonpost.in, Wikipedia)

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