Tamil Nadu: BJP’s growing stronger daily, and TN BJP chief’s comments and exposing their corrupt activities made the DMK stoop low to counter the criticism. The BJP demanded the immediate sacking of T. M. Anbarasan, minister for Rural Industries minister, and called for his arrest.
BJP, on June 7, accused him of issuing a death threat to its state party president Annamalai.
“If you utter any more words against our government, we will eliminate you,” were the exact words of the DMK Minister, claimed BJP’s Tamil Nadu Vice President Narayan Thirupathy.
“The minister Anbarasan threatened to kill our state party president. He also used filthy language to address him and the Prime Minister. He has threatened to destroy our party cadre. The DMK is afraid of Annamalai. They are creating an unnecessary disturbance, and the law and order are deteriorating in the state,” Narayanan Tirupathi also alleged that Anbarasan used offensive language to address the Prime Minister and the state party president.
MLA T.R.B. Rajaa, DMK’s IT wing head, tweeted on May 27, threatening to thrash anyone who criticized his leader, MK Stalin. “Tell your opinion. Tell an opposing opinion. You can even debate that we’re saying are lies. You will get a civilized response. But you all don’t have any right/qualification to criticize my leader (MK Stalin). If you do, we will hit you, even if he is your dad. Sorry.. we will thrash you.”, he tweeted.
He is the son of former union minister and MP T R Baalu. This tweet was posted with the hashtag #Wing2point0, indicating that the party’s IT wing is being ‘revamped’. This tweet from an elected representative in charge of handling the party’s social media communications came under fire even from the party’s sympathizers. He deleted the tweet following backlash from different people. He reposted the same after rephrasing it. “Tell your opinion. Tell an opposing opinion. You can even debate that what we’re saying is lies. You will get a civilized response. But whoever criticizes our leader fabricating lies and slander will be given retaliation in their own language.”
The National Council for Transgender Persons has pulled up Saidai Sadiq, a functionary of the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu, for his unsavoury and transphobic remarks about BJP Tamil Nadu President K. Annamalai. While speaking at a public event recently, Saidai Sadiq called. Annamalai with the transphobic slur “9” (or) “ombodhu” a slang in Tamil.
“There is one guy called Annamalai. He looks like someone who falls between the numbers 8 and 10 (Eunuch). Which number falls between 8 and 10? 9 (ombodhu, a transphobic slur). He looks like that only.” the DMK leader said.
Gopi Shankar Madurai, the Souther Representative of the National Council for Transgender Persons, said in a statement, “Such a comment by the DMK politician is highly condemnable and disgraceful. It even violates the principle of equality enshrined in the Constitution of India and the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, which has been implemented to protect against any discrimination and unfair treatment against a Transgender Person.”
Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiagarajan has spewed venom on social media, this time on a woman journalist. Chandra R Srikanth, an Editor with the financial and business news website Moneycontrol, had tweeted on (May 25 that a top leader’s son is involved in a mega land grab. “Met a friend from Chennai recently. Apparently, some mega land grab going on by one top leader’s son in law. “You cannot sell any land parcel above five crores in Chennai if you don’t sell it to this guy” The more things change….”, the woman journalist wrote.
Responding to her post, he said, “Does she have any idea of Chennai property prices? How could anyone buy every property over five crores (100s of them)? Such illogical rumour mongering would be shameful for a journalist (allegedly editor now). But usual wage-work for covert agents, especially of certain (thread) ilk.. Many have pointed out that the ‘thread ilk’ in Palanivel Thiagarajan’s tweet is a vile reference to Brahmins who wear janeu.
Aloor Shanavas,VCK MLA, said the centre released GST dues after CM Stalin thrashed the PM in Chennai in stern and stinging words. His words on PM are slang not to be printable. ‘Modi government is afraid of Stalin’, he said.
Such harsh comments and death threats from the DMK government show they cannot counter ideologically or can’t swindle scientifically.
“We will extend hands for relationship but raise voice for our rights”, CM Stalin told in a stern and in clear terms while speaking in front of the PM Modi at a function last month. This is to tell him TN was not given his due share of revenue, and GST arrears by the Centre. He also tried to take a lesson from what the Dravidian model government meant to him. He also used the term Union government several times and not Central government
Meanwhile, BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy has written to the Election Commission of India to initiate action against DMK over one of its spokespersons calling for the genocide of Brahmins in Tamil Nadu.