Chennai, Feb 6 (BPNS)
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), founder leader and Member of Parliament, Thol Thirumavalavan has said that the politics of hate practiced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be opposed by everyone.
He was speaking on the occasion of screening the Tamil version of the BBC documentary on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the ‘Ambedkar Thidam’, the party headquarters on Sunday.
Thol Thirumavalavan while speaking on the occasion said that Narendra Modi came to the top by spreading the politics of hate. He said that Modi has not come to the top by pursuing ideological politics or by fighting for the welfare of poor and working class in India.
Thol Thirumavalavan said,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grown and reached the top by spreading hate and letting loose violence claiming that only he has the ability to do such things. That’s how he grew from a state-level leader to a national leader. His growth strengthens the politics of Sanatana”.
He also said that very few organizations like the VCK and the Dravidar Kazhagam(DK) were opposing the politics of the BJP and added that the discussion should be on what would happen to the country if Narendra Modi comes back to power once more in 2024.
The VCK founder leader said that many are opposed to the politics of VCK and DK and are critical of Periyarism. He said,” We are not saying that Dravidar politics or Periyarism are beyond criticism but at present, the biggest challenge before us is Modi’s politics of hate.”
He asked, “ How are we going to overcome the politics of hate practiced by Modi.”
It may be noted that the screening of the documentary by the left activists was prevented in some campuses. This has led to the CPI-M Tamil Nadu state secretary, K. Balakrishnan to issue a statement calling upon the government to protect the basic rights of individuals.
VCK leader and Member of Parliament from Villupuram constituency, D. Ravikumar, Noted Tamil movie director, Vettrimaran, and Dravidar Kazhagam leader, Kali Poonkundran were present on the occasion of the screening of the documentary.