Nadda targets DMK for ‘foul’ language against Dalits
Karaikudi (TN): BJP leader JP Nadda on Saturday targeted DMK leaders for allegedly using what he called “foul language” against Dalits and called DMK and Congress “synonymous” of corruption.
Accusing DMK leaders of recently using “foul” language against Dalits, the late AIADMK “Amma” matriarch and women, he said it was very unfortunate. “One could understand the respect they have for Dalits and women,” he said here, addressing a campaign rally calling for the support of H Raja of the BJP, who disputes the Assembly poll. of April 6 of the segment of the Karaikudi Assembly. Such foul language was used when they were not in power and how they would treat Dalits and women if they won the ballot box is a “million dollar question,” he said. declared.
Earlier in Modakurichi, he said that statements by DMK leaders against Dalits and women were “shameful” and that the party should learn a lesson from them.
Reject the corrupt and dynastic DMK-Cong: Shah combination
Interior Minister Amit Shah attacked the DMK-Congress group over “corruption and dynasty” and said only the AIADMK-BJP alliance can “protect” those who believe in Tamil Nadu culture. Seeking votes for the NDA candidates with the promise of comprehensive state development, Shah said its top leaders, PM Modi and TN CM K Palaniswami, came from humble beginnings while those of the DMK and Congress grew out of a “dynasty”.
“Only the AIADMK-BJP alliance can protect Tamil Nadu’s fishermen, unemployed youth, women and anyone who believes in the culture of Tamil Nadu,” he told reporters in Chennai.
The single-stage 234-seat assembly ballot is scheduled for April 6.
DMK chairman MP Stalin was afraid to appoint his son Udhayanidhi as chief minister, Shah later claimed at a campaign rally in Tirunelveli.
“Mr. Stalin’s anger and blood pressure increase every time I mention Udhayanidhi and he ends up saying something about someone,” Shah said.
Continuing his attack on family politics and the dynasty on both, Shah declared Congress to be “4G and DMK“ 3G, ”referring to the generation of leaders of the respective early political families.
While the leaders of the NDA, Modi and Palaniswami, started from humble beginnings, “on the other side is the DMK and the Congress.”
“The fourth generation of Congress is on the march – 4g – Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi (all deceased leaders) and now Rahul Gandhi,” he said.
“The DMK party – his 3G party – third generation – Mr. Karunanidhi, after him Stalin and now Stalin is risking the whole future of Tamil Nadu by striving to make Udhayanidhi the chief minister,” Shah said.
The Maran family, the Karunanidhi family and the Gandhi family “are dynasty holidays, while the BJP and AIADMK are parties that elevate grassroots workers to PM and CM positions,” he added.
While Modi worried about Tamil Nadu’s farmers, unemployed youth and fishermen, Stalin was keen to appoint Udhayanidhi as chief minister.
“The people of Tamil Nadu should decide to go with whom – with those who care for them or those who want their son to become chief minister,” he said.
Opposing some alleged controversial remarks made by Udhayanidhi against the late BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, Shah said that “Stalin has probably forgotten” the Tamil culture of not making such statements against the deceased.
He accused DMK leaders in the past of making such remarks against “Tamil Nadu’s grandson,” former chief minister and congressional pillar K Kamaraj, credited with initiating educational reforms in the state.
Attacking DMK leader A Raja without naming him, Shah said “breaking all traditions, they made such remarks against the late mother of Chief Minister Palaniswami. DMK should be ashamed of all this.”
Raja had previously courted controversy for making derogatory remarks against Palaniswami’s mother during a campaign rally, drawing criticism.
Taking note of a complaint by the ruling AIADMK, the Election Commission on Thursday banned Raja from campaigning for 48 hours and also removed him from the list of star activists of his party for the elections of the Assembly of April 6.
Observing that Modi and Palaniswami “understood the pains of the common man”, he recalled that this is why the state government had twice waived agricultural loans, while the Center implemented a support program income of 6,000 rupees per year to ryots.
He also listed the various other welfare initiatives for the Tamil people, including the regrouping of seven communities under Devendra Kula Vellalar, the establishment of a defense corridor and highlighted Modi’s “special love” for the Tamil he had manifested by remembering verses during his speeches in foreign countries. .
On jallikattu, the bull-tamer sport, Shah said the Modi government had previously authorized its takeover following a ban and expressed fears that Congress and the DMK would shut down if elected. in power.
Recalling the 2016 state congressional poll manifesto which fought to end the sport, Shah said that “Prince Rahul has decided to ban it.”
“Only AIADMK, BJP and PMK can ensure the overall development of Tamil Nadu, not the corrupt DMK and Congress,” he said.
Earlier, Shah attended a road show in Chennai in support of BJP Thousand Lights candidate Khushbu Sundar.
The Home Secretary congratulated Chief Minister Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam for putting the state on the path to development and for effectively managing the COVID-19 pandemic, saying Tamil Nadu was at “ foreground ”of the fight against contagion.
“Tamil Nadu’s growth is only possible if we defeat the corrupt and dynastic DMK and Congress,” he said.
Development initiatives launched by Modi across the country are expected to come to Tamil Nadu to fulfill the dreams of the late “great” CM MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa, both pillars of AIADMK, had for Tamil Nadu, he said. -he adds.
During the road show, Shah traveled on top of an open van with candidates from Sundar and AIADMK from neighboring constituencies.
Elections for the 234 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu are scheduled for April and the counting of votes will take place on May 2. PTI SA
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Posted on: Sunday April 04, 2021 12:45 am IST