Tamil Nadu Legislative Meeting Speaker and DMK chief M Appavu’s month-old assertion attributing the event of the state to Christians and that Tamil Nadu would have been Bihar if Catholic Christians weren’t there has sparked an issue.
Final month on June 28, Appavu and DMK LMA Inigo Irudayaraj participated within the centenary celebrations of St Paul seminary in Tiruchirappalli.
Talking on the occasion, Appavu had mentioned, “If Christian Fathers and Sisters weren’t there, Tamil Nadu would have been like Bihar. Catholic Fathers and Sisters solely helped me to develop to this place right this moment. Tamil Nadu Authorities is your authorities. You created this authorities. Your prayers and fasting shaped this authorities. Catholic Christians and Christian fathers are the principle cause for social justice and Dravidian mannequin authorities.”
“You (Catholic Christians) don’t have to rely on anybody. You listing out your all issues and provides it on to Chief Minister. He won’t deny something and can type out every part. As a result of Chief Minister is aware of you’re the cause for this authorities. It’s your authorities and your chief minister. I’m with you on this. If Christians are faraway from Tamil Nadu, there will likely be no improvement. Catholic Christians are the principle cause for Tamil Nadu’s improvement. In the present day’s Tamil Nadu is constructed on you,” he had said.
Now the month-old speech of Appavu’s has gone viral on social media. The BJP attacked the DMK and condemned the Tamil Nadu Meeting Speaker over the problem.
Tamil Nadu BJP state vp and spokesperson Narayanan took to social media and slammed Mr Appavu for his speech.
“Is that this DMK’s Secularism? They’ve misplaced their declare to name themselves a secular get together. Now this proves that DMK is an anti-Hindu get together,” he added.
In the meantime, Appavu criticised BJP for allegedly politicising the problem.
“If BJP is publicising my speech then that may be a good factor. I can’t say I didn’t say that. Sure, I mentioned that. However solely trimmed variations are being unfold on social media. No matter I spoke is simply historical past, there needs to be no politics on that,” Appavu advised ANI.
With inputs from NDTV