Bharatiya Janata Party has strongly reacted to the remarks made by opposition leaders at the 94th birthday celebrations of DMK president M Karunanidhi in Chennai on Saturday.
BJP state unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan said, “the event turned out to be a stage to criticise prime minister Narendra Modi and his government.
She said that both Stalin and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi are day-dreaming. “The former can not become the chief minister (of Tamil Nadu) and the latter can not become the prime minister forever.”
Tamilisai accused Stalin of “maligning” the Narendra Modi government and said there was nothing wrong in “saffronising” the country.
“It is better if the country goes the ‘kavi’ (saffron) way than the ‘pavi’ (sinner) way,” she said responding to a question from journalists.
However much Stalin may try to malign the BJP government, people would not buy into his malicious propaganda, she said.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan on Sunday slammed the Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark Karunanidhi’s entry into politics as an attempt to take Tamil Nadu backwards by 50 years.
“The efforts of the Dravidian parties to push the state backwards will not succeed. The diamond jubilee celebrations are being organised by political parties who have been sidelined and boycotted by the people.”