'Tamil Nadu Has Witnessed Regressive Politics For Last 50 Years': Governor RN Ravi

'Tamil Nadu Has Witnessed Regressive Politics For The Last 50 Years': Governor RN Ravi

by Swarajya Staff - Jan 5, 2023 04:30 PM +05:30 IST
'Tamil Nadu Has Witnessed Regressive Politics For The Last 50 Years': Governor RN RaviTamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi

At an event conducted at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai to felicitate the organisers and volunteers of Kashi Tamil Sangamam, Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi said that the state has been witness to 'regressive politics' over the last 50 years.

“In Tamil Nadu, there has been a regressive politics that we are Dravidians, and by virtue of the Constitution, we have been brought together.

"Over the past half a century efforts were made to reinforce this narrative that we are not part of the nation integrally. That is why there is too much stress on federalism, without realising that Bharat existed several thousands of years before these states were created.  

“Here in Tamil Nadu, a different kind of narrative has been created. Everything applicable for the whole of the country, Tamil Nadu will say no. It has become a habit. So many theses have been written—all false and poor fiction. This must be broken. Truth must prevail.

“In fact, Tamil Nadu is the land which holds the soul of Bharat. It is the identity of Bharat. In fact, Thamizhagam would be the more appropriate word to call it. The rest of the country suffered a lot of devastation at the hands of foreigners for a very long time.

"But somehow, Tamil has been preserved for several years in Tamil Nadu. So, this is the hope to rejuvenate Bharat. All the narratives based on falsehood should be broken and Kashi Tamil Sangamam is a very powerful beginning for it.”

Reacting to Ravi's speech, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader TR Baalu said, “The governor has stated that people have been misled by the Dravidian rule and it has been published in newspapers. He has been making statements that should be made in Kamalalayam (Bharatiya Janata Party state headquarters)."

The DMK has been at loggerheads with Ravi on a variety of issues like his comments on the Thirukkural and Sanatana Dharma.

In November 2022, it had taken a delegation and submitted a memorandum to the President asking her to remove Ravi from the position of Governor for his 'anti-constitutional remarks.'

Also Read: Tamil Nadu: DMK Wants To Remove Governor RN Ravi For 'Anti-Constitution' Remarks

Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.