The Sangh Parivar has been trying to appropriate Tamil icons for its political agenda. The attempt to portray Thiruvalluvar as a 'Hindu' saint must be seen in the context of the Keeladi excavation that pushed ancient Tamil history back to 600 BC
Last week, a tweet from the BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit with a picture of Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar wearing a saffron shawl instead of the usual white has drawn criticism from Dravidian groups, who have accused the BJP of trying to “saffronise” the saint.
Several users pointed that DMK president M K Stalin had been vocal against the banner culture in the wake of Subashree's death and yet he had overlooked the scaffolding that had been erected by his party's cadre.
The campaigning was marked by a war of words between CM Edappadi Palanisamy and MK Stalin. Edappadi, who played the ‘Amma’ card in the Vellore elections, decided to play it up again with a different angle.
The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to the hospital following a dip in his blood pressure last month. On July 31, the hospital had said Karunanidhi would require an extended period of hospitalisation due to “decline” in his general health, although his vital parameters have normalised.
Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi, on Thursday, celebrated his 93rd birthday by paying a floral tribute to party founder C.N. Annadurai at Anna memorial. The nonagenarian leader will meet party cadres and political leaders in DMK head office and is also scheduled to address a public meeting. Though the DMK lost in the […]