New Delhi, Oct 4 (UNI) In a bid to ride the 'Ram Sethu wave' to shore up his slumping political fortunes, former Delhi Chief Minister M L Khurana today called for dismissal of the M Karunanidhi government for his disparaging remarks on Lord Ram, saying the Tamil Nadu CM should be imprisoned for his unsavoury outbursts.
Addressing the media, Mr Khurana said he would initiate judicial proceedings to see that Mr Karunanidhi received three-year imprisonment, as per law, for his anti-Ram remarks.
''If a magazine's editor could be imprisoned for merely publishing a copy of the offending cartoons, why shouldn't a chief minister be sentenced for his callous remarks against a deity which hurt millions of people across the country,'' the former BJP stalwart said referring to the Danish cartoon episode in Delhi.
The constitution does not permit villifying the beliefs of other people, and by ridiculing Lord Ram, Mr Karunanidhi becomes liable for punishment under the law which will be met by all means, he said.
''Tomorrow, I will approach the Metropolitan Magistrate at Patiala House court against Mr Karunanidhi for violating Section 155 A of the Cr PC and seek his imprisonment because he had hurt the religious sentiments of the majority of the nation's people by his anti-Ram remarks.'' Stating that even foreign invaders had desisted from using such hurtful words for the Hindus' favourite deity, Sri Ram, Mr Khurana said no one had a right to hurt anyone's beliefs and faith, especially the chief minister of a state who should be neutral and impartial.
''Since Mr Karunanidhi has violated this norm, his government needs to be dismissed,'' he said.