Last Updated: January 19, 2023, 14:53 IST
The ruling DMK right here has rejected the Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi’s clarification on “Tamizhagam” and claimed that his intention was to mission it as a divisive occasion.
Further, an individual who occupied the gubernatorial place has no locus standi to remark on Tamil Nadu or its tradition or language, the Dravidian main stated on Thursday.
Reacting sharply to the discharge from the Raj Bhavan right here, DMK spokesperson T Okay S Elangovan stated “I don’t know if his (Governor) intention was to suggest a name change or not, but his intention was to project DMK as a divisive party.” He wished to depict the DMK as a drive combating for a separate nation, Elangovan alleged. “But this is not true. We have not demanded a separate nation but sought more powers to the State for administrative reasons,” he advised PTI.
At an occasion on the Raj Bhavan premises on January 4, Ravi throughout a felicitation of volunteers of Kashi Tamil Sangamam, had referred to the phrase “Tamizhagam” triggering an argument within the State. He was met with robust resistance from the DMK.
“While dwelling upon the historical cultural connect between the two, I referred to the word ‘Tamizhagam.’ In those days, there was no Tamil Nadu. Hence, in historical cultural context, I referred to the word ‘Tamizhagam,’ as a more appropriate expression,” the official communique from Raj Bhavan, quoting Ravi, acknowledged on Wednesday.
The month-long occasion celebrating the age-old cultural join of Tamil individuals with Kashi had concluded just lately.
“An interpretation or inference that it was a suggestion to change the name of the Tamil Nadu is erroneous and far-fetched,” the assertion learn.
It had additional stated that with out understanding the idea of the speech, arguments that the Governor is in opposition to the phrase ‘Tamil Nadu’ have grow to be a subject of dialogue. “Hence, I am giving this clarification to put an end to it,” the Governor had stated within the launch.
DMK organising secretary R S Bharathi rejected the clarification saying “the Governor has no locus standi to comment about Tamil Nadu, its culture or language.” “We are always with India and like the country. In every difficulty we stood with india. Even during the Indo-Pak war, the DMK raised huge sum as aid for the Indian army, to express our solidarity with the nation,” Elangovan defined.
Asked what extra the DMK anticipated from the Governor submit his clarification, he replied “the intention of the Governor is to portray the DMK in a wrong way and he had to withdraw because of the widespread opposition he faced from the public and other political parties.” So, following the opposition, Ravi naturally “had to backtrack” Elangovan stated and added that the governor might change his stand. “He was instructed to do something against the DMK but it misfired and so he withdrew it,” Elangovan claimed.
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