The Tami Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, Annamalai, reacted angrily to a statement made by senior Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader RS Bharathi.
Chennai: The Tami Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, Annamalai, reacted angrily to a statement made by senior Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader RS Bharathi.
The TN BJP chief said that the DMK has stuck stickers, the party’s symbol, on all the government schemes during its rule and that it is unfortunate that they are attempting to apply a sticker on my educational background.
During a speech on Sunday, September 4, RS Bharathi asserted that Annamalai was able to become an IPS officer only because of the rights obtained by Periyar and Anna and due to the Dravidian model. The TN BJP chief said that it was regrettable that the DMK was trying to stamp its credentials on his educational background.
The DMK is renowned for sticking its stickers on things. How many members of a Dravidian family have attended an engineering college and entered the civil services? If RS Bharathi says I achieved it because of the Dravidian model, except for the Gopalapuram family and DMK ministers, how many have been able to achieve this? “It is disappointing that the DMK is attempting to put its sticker on me,” said Annamalai.
Annamalai further added, “Several people work hard to achieve their goals. I am among them, and my achievements are due to hard work, my parents’ support, and the support of society
RS Bharathi made his remarks after Annamalai had objected to naming a street in Tiruvarur after the late DMK supremo Karunanidhi.
Hitting out at RS Bharathi’s comments, Annamalai said, “RS Bharati is an old man, and he has asked DMK cadres to thrash me in the past also.”