DMK contests on family politics, and anti-Tamil culture, with corruption being DMK’s Copyright: PM

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Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji addressed two mega public rallies in Vellore and Mettupalayam (Coimbatore), Tamil Nadu and emphasized the developmental work undertaken by the NDA government for Vellore, Mettupalayam and the entire state. During the event, State President and Coimbatore Candidate Shri K. Annamalai, Union MoS and Nilgiri Lok Sabha Candidate Shri L.Murugan, State co-election incharge Shri P. Sudhakar Reddy, Vellore Lok Sabha Candidate Shri A. C. Shanmugam, Dharmapuri Candidate Smt Sowmiya Anbumani f, Krishnagiri Candidate Shri C Narasimhan, Arakkonam Candidate Shri K Balu, Tiruvannamalai Candidate Shri A Ashwathaman and Candidate from Arani, Shri A Ganesh Kumar were present. While addressing the gathering, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji urged the nation to re-elect the Modi government by ensuring victory for the NDA alliance on over 400 seats nationwide. Shri Narendra Modi strongly criticized the entire INDI alliance, including Congress and DMK, particularly on issues concerning Katchatheevu Island and the anti-Sanatan stance.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji expressed confidence that the upcoming year will further strengthen the development journey of Tamil Nadu. Shri Narendra Modi highlighted the significance of the upcoming elections and the enthusiasm of the people in shaping this journey. Shri Modi emphasized that those in Delhi are unaware of the historic developments unfolding in the land of Vellore and Tamil Nadu. Shri Modi attributed his inspiration and reverence for Tamil Nadu to the love and blessings of its people. Shri Narendra Modi paid tribute to the historic, legendary, and courageous land of Vellore, honoring its rich heritage. Shri Narendra Modi specifically mentioned the revered Jalakandeswarar temple and the worship of Bhagwan Murugan, acknowledging their significance in the cultural fabric of Tamil Nadu. Shri Modi highlighted Vellore’s historical significance, recalling its past revolution against British rule. Shri Narendra Modi noted the ongoing historic moment as Vellore Fort and the land of Vellore witnessed massive public support for the BJP and NDA. The entire Tamil Nadu resonates with the chant, ‘EK Baar phir, Modi Sarkaar.

Shri Modi emphasized the imperative of building ‘Viksit Tamil Nadu’ and ‘Viksit Bharat’ in the 21st century. He credited the NDA-led Central government for laying the foundation of  ‘Viksit Bharat’ over the past decade. Reflecting on the pre-2014 era, he recalled India’s weak economy, indecisiveness, and rampant corruption scandals dominating the headlines, which led to concerns about the country’s economic stability.

Hon’ble PM underscored that India is now emerging as a global power, with Tamil Nadu contributing significantly to this progress. Shri Narendra Modi highlighted Tamil Nadu’s substantial role in India’s space sector and manufacturing industry. Shri Modi expressed optimism that the construction of the Defence Corridor in Tamil Nadu would propel the state to new heights. He praised the talent of Tamil Nadu’s youth, emphasizing how their contributions strengthen India’s overall ecosystem. Shri Modi emphasized the NDA government’s commitment to fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Vellore. He highlighted the imminent completion of the Vellore airport under the UDAAN scheme, which will enhance air connectivity and benefit students in the region. Additionally, the Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor passing through Vellore will modernize connectivity and boost development. Shri Modi also noted the NDA government’s efforts in enhancing railway connectivity post-2014.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji stated that for Tamil Nadu, it’s time to lead the journey of building ‘VIksit Bharat’. But DMK doesn’t want Tamil Nadu to open up, to move ahead, and to embrace development and prosperity. The entire DMK has become a ‘family company’. It is due to the family politics of the DMK that the youth of Tamil Nadu are not getting any chance to prosper. Shri Modi stated that to become successful in DMK, one must meet three primary criteria: Family politics, Corruption, and Anti-Tamil culture.

Shri Modi stated that the DMK party has earned the ‘first copyright’ on corruption. He revealed that sand smugglers have caused a loss of ₹4600 crore to the state’s treasury within just two years. Shri Modi further highlighted that despite the central government sending thousands of crores for Tamil Nadu’s development, these funds were also embezzled by the DMK. The DMK’s involvement in drug peddling has extended to schools, raising concerns about its reach and influence. Allegations suggest that the drug mafias receive protection from the DMK, evident from the NCB summoning a drug lord with close ties to a prominent Tamil Nadu family. As the election approaches, it will be up to the people of Tamil Nadu to determine the future of parties tainted by corruption.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has asserted that the foundation of DMK’s politics revolves around the divisive strategy of “Divide, Divide, and Divide”. He accused the DMK of inciting conflicts based on language, regionalism, religion, and caste. According to him, the DMK is fully aware that once the public becomes cognizant of their divisive tactics, they will fail to secure even a single vote. He vowed to expose the divisive politics that the DMK has allegedly practiced for decades. He emphasized his efforts to promote Tamil culture and literature on a national scale, highlighting initiatives like the Kashi-Tamil Sangamam and the Saurashtra-Tamil Sangamam. As a Member of Parliament from Kashi, he extended invitations to join the Kashi-Tamil Sangamam, aiming to enhance the event’s significance. Additionally, he mentioned his endeavor to raise awareness about Tamil Nadu’s rich cultural heritage on an international platform. He noted that whenever he addresses the UN, he endeavors to speak in Tamil, underlining Tamil’s status as one of the world’s oldest living languages.

Shri Modi underscored that when he established the sacred Sengol of Tamil Nadu in Parliament, the DMK boycotted the event. Shri Narendra Modi also pointed out the historical issue regarding the Katchatheevu island, which was ceded to Sri Lanka during the Congress government’s tenure several decades ago. In recent times, over a thousand fishermen have been apprehended by the Sri Lankan government for trespassing near the island. While the DMK has displayed superficial sympathy towards the fishermen, they have failed to acknowledge their role in the transfer of Katchatheevu island to Sri Lanka. The NDA government has been actively involved in efforts to repatriate fishermen, successfully bringing back five individuals who were facing death sentences in Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister stated that the DMK is not only the culprit of the fishermen but the entire nation. He recalled his visit to the Sripuram Narayani Golden Temple, during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat. He emphasized that Tamil Nadu, known as the land of worshippers of ‘Shakti,’ has faced threats from forces aiming to undermine this spiritual tradition. He likened the ideology of the Congress ‘Yuvraj’ to a pledge to dismantle ‘Shakti’ and noted similar sentiments harboured by the DMK, which historically opposed Sanatan Dharma. Furthermore, the Prime Minister criticized the DMK for disrespecting former Chief Minister Amma Jayalalitha and continued to make objectionable remarks against women. He urged voters to support the BJP-led NDA government, highlighting their commitment to the empowerment of women and the preservation of Sanatan Dharma.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji highlighted the significant opportunity for the development of Tamil Nadu that lies ahead. He commended all the candidates and urged the public to cast their votes for the NDA on April 19th, guaranteeing Tamil Nadu’s progress. He expressed his desire to connect with the people of Tamil Nadu on a personal level, stating, ‘Mere Dil mein Aapko Rakhna chahta hu, mai Aapke Dil mein Rehna chahta hu.’

Shri Modi addressed the public meeting in Coimbatore and highlighted that for decades, the parties of the INDI alliance had left millions of people from SC, ST, and OBC communities longing for basic necessities like housing, electricity, and water. While they advocated for these rights, the fulfillment remained elusive. The BJP government has ensured free ration for 80 crore people, provided housing for 4 crore individuals, and electrified every village. The NDA government is establishing multi-modal logistics parks in two cities, including Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, while the DMK government is accused of neglecting the renowned textile industry in Coimbatore. He accused the DMK of showing favoritism in distributing benefits from the Centre’s tap water scheme and criticized their handling of security issues, alleging leniency towards radicals involved in the Sangameswara temple terrorist attack.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji highlighted when DMK leader was questioned about Tamil Nadu BJP State President Shri K. Annamalai, he responded with derogatory remarks and asked, “Who is Annamalai?” This disrespectful behavior towards Shri Annamalai, a former police officer, and a dedicated individual from a marginalized community, working tirelessly for public welfare, will not be forgotten by the public. Such arrogance from the DMK is seen as an affront to the rich culture of Tamil Nadu.

Shri Modi lauded Tamil Nadu BJP State President and Coimbatore candidate, Shri K. Annamalai, and Nilgiris candidate, Shri L. Murugan, along with other candidates. He emphasized that these dynamic individuals represent the direct voice of the people to him and assured that their victory would pave the way for new avenues of development in Tamil Nadu. He commended the renowned Nilgiri tea, and expressed a heartfelt connection to this picturesque tea-growing region, reminiscent of his own humble beginnings as a tea seller. He highlighted the significance of Nilgiris for the BJP, recalling the overwhelming support received during Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure, which resulted in becoming the BJP MP from this constituency. Today, the BJP holds a strong position throughout Tamil Nadu, with many predicting that the BJP and NDA will be the ones to sideline the DMK. Parties like DMK and Congress have a common agenda – to stay in power by any means. Despite decades of Congress proclaiming to alleviate poverty, it persisted, whereas the NDA government successfully uplifted 25 crore people out of poverty.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji commended Tamil Nadu BJP State President Shri K. Annamalai and candidate from Coimbatore, as well as Shri L. Murugan from Nilgiris, alongside other candidates. The Hon’ble Prime Minister highlighted their energy and dedication, stating that they represent the voices of the people directly to him. The victory of these candidates, he emphasized, will usher in new pathways of development for Tamil Nadu. He announced that his speech would now be available in the Tamil language through “NaMo in Tamil,” ensuring broader accessibility to his message.