It is an open secret that Datuk Seri M. Saravanan played the vital role in obtaining the go ahead for conditional chariot procession in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
As the sole Indian Member of Parliament in the cabinet and Hindu endowment representative, Saravanan took the initiative to convince the National Security Council to allow the chariot procession with strict condition.
“We applaud Datuk Seri Saravanan for this commendable effort. Then it was Tun Samy Vellu who stood firm for the Indian community. I see the same bravery in Saravanan. Malaysian Indians can now sigh in relief, as we see light at the end of the tunnel, after a decade long gap. I’m confident with leader like Saravanan, our rights will be preserved in this country,” said Sinaram, 72.
“We need more leaders like Saravanan, leaders who stand for the people, without fear or favour,” said a Kuala Lumpur Post reader when contacted.
“It is petty to sensationalise Saravanan’s presence in Batu Caves on Thaipusam day. As a Minister and representative of Hindu endowment in the cabinet, he has all the rights to be there,” said Guna, 46.
“I personally feel that Saravanan is being a victim of character assassination with ulterior motive. People are simply targeting him and looking for venues to tarnish his image,” said Bhaskar, 42.
The majority of Hindus in this country were overwhelmed when they received news with regards to chariot procession approval.
Netizens were full of praises for Datuk Seri M. Saravanan for his bold and courageous effort.
As a mark of respect and gratitude, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Devasthanam chairman, Tan Sri Nadarajah invited Datuk Seri M. Saravanan to Batu Caves on Thaipusam day.
It’s bemusing as to why popular news portals are highlighting and sensationalising such trivial issue.