The ideologies of Indian jurist and social reformer BR Ambedkar, who drafted India’s constitution, and rationalist Periyar (EV Ramasamy) who spearheaded the self-respect movement in Tamil Nadu, are most important in defeating the BJP, said Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday. .
During a visit to Chennai, Karnataka Assembly Opposition Leader who called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin claimed that the BJP could not succeed in seizing power in Tamil Nadu due to the ‘strong strong’ raised in the state relying on the ideologies of Ambedkar and Periyar. He expressed hope that the “communal” BJP would be defeated in his home state in the upcoming assembly elections.
“Ambedkar’s philosophy is most needed at this stage because the communal party is spreading its communalism all over the country. In order to avoid this, it is better to follow Ambedkarism and Periyarism. DMK and several parties are doing it and that’s why BJP couldn’t enter Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala,’ he said.
Speaking to reporters, Siddaramaiah said the strong Davidian movement in Tamil Nadu facilitated the construction of a fort by the communal parties. ”They entered Karnataka. We are trying to defeat communal RSS and BJP in the next elections. I hope we defeat them,” he said.
When asked if Cauvery’s or Mekedatu’s issues had been discussed during his meeting with Stalin, Siddaramaiah shook his hand and said, “It’s just a courtesy call. That’s all.” On the performance of the DMK government, he said “The government of Tamil Nadu is doing well under the leadership of Mr. Stalin. That’s what I heard and what I read.” ‘I am very very happy to receive this prestigious award.’
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