பார்ப்பனர்களை நடுங்கச் செய்ய வேண்டும் என்ற பெயரில் கருணாநிதி பிரிவினை வாதத்தைத் தூண்டுகிறாரா?
As the 100th year celebrations of the Dravidian movement begin, DMK chief M Karunanidhi has stirred emotions with some anti-Brahminical allusions. In an 11-page statement last week, the DMK patriarch, while urging his cadres to mark the occasion with celebrations, had quoted T M Nair, one of the founder leaders of the Dravidian movement, as saying that the Justice Party should prove its might to the Brahmins.
But his recollection of the plank on which the Dravidian movement was launched and urgings to partymen to talk about it at public meetings has caused some angst. A few organisations, in Chennai, including the Brahmin Association, have reacted strongly, condemning the “hurtful and unwarranted” remarks which they term an attempt to create “a scare” among the community. On Monday, at a meeting held in Anna Arivalayam, the DMK headquarters, Karunanidhi, while reviving the old slogan of ‘Dravidanadu’, said there would be many successors to him who would protect the Dravidian ideology. “In future, there will be many like me who will work for the sake of Tamils and even attain the dream of Dravidanadu”, he said.
Urging the youth “to protect” the Dravidian movement, the DMK patriarch said, “We continue to receive threats to dilute our ideology. But youngsters should come forward to face the challenge”. Narrating an incident that happened during the British rule to make his point, Karunanidhi said, “In an election held in the early 1920s, many non-Brahmins won for the first time. In this centenary year the Dravidian movement should strive to bring back the glory of yesteryear.”
Besides Karunanidhi, DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan, Justice S Mohan, Dravidar Kazhagam leader K Veeramani, Tamil scholars M Nannan and Suba Veerapandian spoke on the occasion recalling the contributions of Dr Natesan, Sir Pitti Thiyakarayar and T M Nair, all founder leaders of the movement. A large number of partymen had also gathered for the event.
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