Chennai, Nov 3: The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu today had a dig at the BJP for allegedly trying to saffronise saint poet Thiruvalluvar to gain roots in the State.
Reacting to BJP's twitter post in which the Poet's image in a sitting posture was posted in saffron attire with the sacred ash on the forehand, Mr Stalin termed it as a Tamil betrayal. The BJP in the tweet quoted a couplet of Thiruvalluvar and asked what would be the benefit of education learnt by them if they insult God and criticise the believers of God.
It also urged the Dravidar Munnetra Kazhagam, DMK and the two left parties to realise it. Strongly reacting to it, Mr Stalin said the BJP was trying to saffronise the Poet for the growth of the party in Tamil Nadu. 'Whatever type of colour is dyed, your colours will be exposed', Mr Stalin tells BJP, in a tweet.
'Instead of saffronising, read Thirukkural and try to reform', he added.
This tweet by the BJP comes at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Thai translation of Tirukkural in Bangkok, in which Thiruvalluvar was seen in white dress without the sacred ash on the forehead, similar to the Tamil Nadu government’s official image of the Poet. (UNI)