21 July, 2024


DMK Destined To Its Irreversible Doom 

By S. Sivathasan

S. Sivathasan

For no less than nine years India was destined for benevolent times. A benign destiny propelled Narendra Modi to the helm as Prime Minister. His performance at home and the aura that grew alongside, caught the eye of the world. Modi’s eyes were rivetted in the South and most keenly on Tamil Nadu. There a man of destiny was emerging fast. He was Annamalai. In no time he caught Modi’s attention by his uncommon political talent, as early as in 2020. Came state elections in Karnataka in May 2023 and he was given the opportunity to demonstrate his ability at organization, leadership and winning seats. His performance was more than twice that of the native Kannadiga leadership.

Work in Advance 

In Tamil Nadu he had built a stronghold in the last three years. He had also gathered a good deal of information on the state’s Ministers, the Chief Minister, MLAs, other functionaries and all their escapades. With this database he was confident enough to plot the next course with those strategically placed in Delhi. When action was in full flush with List 1 released in mid-April for the nation’s study, the path was interdicted by Karnataka state election. List 2 is due shortly. The first one bearing names of Ministers and amounts stolen has been earth shattering in its impact. The second one will be equally devastating. The world will be aghast with the actions of the desperadoes, which hitherto were passing for patriotic exploits. 

Example of Communists

A century ago, a leader who emerged in Germany saw the need to correctly identify the best rallying point and the most potent hate symbol. The time was twenties in the last century. Very astutely he took a leaf from the Communist Parties of Europe. How did they set about? To them human misery flowed from exploitation of one class by the other and drew up the law that the history of the world is a history of class struggles. In the young German leader’s perception, the communists were smart enough to isolate a single cause of social degradation and that was exploitation. A single group was doing it; the capitalist class. The communists did not make the singular mistake of plurality and thereby destroy credibility. It is in the nature of humans not to accept a thesis, based on multiple factors. The remedy as they viewed it was, replacing the exploiter with the dictatorship of the proletariat and the peasantry. 

Leader in Waiting

To the leader in waiting in Germany, this was a huge lesson to be adroitly used for success. What was the immediate impact of post 1st world war defeat on Germany? The most humiliating Treaty of Versailles spelling out; loss of territory, war guilt clause, reparations and only minimal rearmament. How painful they were only the more sensitive and perceptive could feel or understand. At this time in 1918, Mao Tse Tung a leader in China though not internationally known then, wrote to the European leaders thus:”You people think you have done something great. You do not realise that this will bring about a war in 10 or 20 years”. Prophetic. The German leader attributed the defeat and the misdemeanors to international Jewry and their anti-German activities. The movement for rectification followed thereafter and whatever the tragedies that followed, Germany in no more than 15 years, was in the forefront of the comity of nations.  

Advent of Annamalai   

A benign destiny of Tamil Nadu invited the most appropriate personality in 2020, for the state’s redemption. The invitee responded to the call and both are wiser by it. For three years they have laboured to delve deep into the manner in which the state is managed. In this time-span, intensive studies were made of the scale of honesty in public financial management, for two full years of the new DMK government. 

The revelations about the magnitude of swindling and plain robbery by the state’s ministers, their close relatives and their minions, are appalling. The culprits are named and some amounts running even to 9 and 10 digits against them, are also specified in the media both print and electronic. With what result? Those accused are profuse in their professions of lily white innocence. Those accused are accusing the accusers! What else can injured innocence do?   

It is 47 days since truth was out. Most in their ‘innocence’ and those apprehensive with their sense of guilt, fearing inclusion in List 2 are seeking shelter. They are like a cat on a hot tin roof, running helter skelter, to hide themselves or their hoard. There is no escape, is known to the more intelligent. The noose however was tightening around the biggest of the rough necks. Central agencies like the CBI. Enforcement Division, Income Tax and the National Investigating Agency have all swooped in on Chennai or are on the prowl. 

The Worst of a bad tribe, elated with his official appellation, designated his sibling to do the needful. The result? High officials of Income Tax Department were attacked and some including 2 ladies were hospitalized. Their official vehicles were damaged. Now several teams have come in unison, fanned out to rowdy areas and have investigated for 6 days at a stretch, together with army protection.

Impunity and Immunity 

What explains this disastrous phenomenon? In the dispensation of the DMK in the major portion of the 56 years 1967-2023, impunity was the unwritten law and immunity the practice. Anarchy is the outcome as we see it in May-June 2023. Whatever happens, Bommai Judgement will prevail and Article 356 will be ineffectual. The states of the Indian nation have to forget about dissolution and make do with Article 356 as circumscribed by Bommai judgement. Disruptions by a contending party have to be stopped administratively by the Police or the Army. 

Exposure of Corruption and the Current Situation

The impasse we see is apparently for the first time in India’s history after independence. It may also be the first instance the Bommai Judgement’s validity and efficacy are being acid tested. Recently suspension of the Agricultural law to stop sustained disruption by Punjabis, was  central government’s withdrawal before insolent might. Closure of Vedhanta copper factory in Thuthukudi is another. Can the state stop a not too neat situation without the intervention of the long arm of the law? 

What brought Tamil Nadu to this juncture. The rise of a man of no mean intellectual prowess, blessed with unshakeable inclination to change the character of the people and to redirect their aspirations. One of the rarest to change their orientations through an educative process in matters relevant to the growth of the state. It was never in him to appraise their views to develop his thought processes. He has had enough. The need now was to convey to them the political realities, to change their approaches amidst fresh ambitions. It is a changing Tamil Nadu that we are seeing with Annamalai at the helm in Tamil Nadu.

Drawing the Electorate to His Side  

Taking the cue from the communists, the BJP seniors in Tamil Nadu avoided multi picking. Corruption was most salient. Corruption, more corruption and excessive corruption had riddled every pore of civic life in Tamil Nadu. Like cancer it had spread without restraint to the entire body politic, for no less than half a century. No political headway could be made without terminating it root and branch. It was the resolve of Annamalai. The top governmental leadership in Delhi concurred with him. The BJP leadership in Tamil Nadu, supported by its committed lieutenants and grassroots cadres, set out to investigate to a finish. Unfailingly, the fatter ones apprehended are from the DMK, with longer terms in the state cabinet. Go without relent to the logical end is the commitment of the centre and the state. With sharks in the net, sprats are in jitters.

Liquor Business – The Hate Symbol

Trusting to the judgement of the German leader, on getting at the most despised hate symbol, BJP chose Liquor Business, under state aegis, to be the most potent hate symbol. DMK won the seats to power on the pledge of closing down all liquor shops in the state. Far from shutting down, they honeycombed the state with more and more shops. Nothing could have antagonized the citizenry more. The most affected are the womenfolk in homes where the male member’s appetite for liquor is insatiable. The women in those ruined homes can hardly afford bus travel. Free bus travel for them is poor consolation. Where the proceeds are siphoned off is well known.

Can the DMK Retrieve Itself? 

The moribund formation is in a state of obsolescence. The state has lost its confidence to resuscitate itself. Anti-Hindi agitation propelled the party to power in 1967. Has Tamil grown one wee bit since then? Bluff and bluster have fooled no medical aspirant on NEET. The students have fared far better in NEET exams as statistics on results reveal. 

In incontrovertible economic and growth statistics and in state GDP and GDP per capita information, who can say Tamil Nadu has secured her rightful place? What is her potential and what is her performance?

When DMK had immersed Tamil Nadu in this quagmire, Annamalai dropped a bombshell -List1- in mid – April. If this was Hiroshima, Nagasaki is in the offing in early July. When the DMK is fully exhausted, List 2, will be published. It is reported that on July 9, the Long March will commence.  My surmise is, that will be cataclysmic enough to put the DMK to slumber. It will mark the regeneration of Tamil Nadu and the citizens will say with Tagore:

                          “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high …

                           Into that heaven of freedom, My Father, let my country awake.”

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  • 7

    So, Mr. Sivathasan hasn’t lost faith in his god Modi.
    “The revelations about the magnitude of swindling and plain robbery by the state’s ministers, their close relatives and their minions, are appalling.”
    Does corruption exist only in non-BJP governments? Why not talk about Adani? Are his swindling and plain robbery less appalling?

  • 6

    Sivathasan has said correctly. Annamalai joined the civil services and worked in Karnataka. In Karnataka, Annamalai won the hearts of several people for his dedicated service for rectifying to their grievances. After monitoring Annamalai’s dedicated service to the public, Modi was attracted and chose Annamalai to the ideal leader for Tamil Nadu. Annamalai, who had no stigma, saw the grievances of the people of Tamil Nadu. He took some steps to eradicate corruption and bribery in the DMK government. He knew the tactics of the Dravidian parties which fragmented Hinduism and created awareness in the minds of the people to defeat it. Upon witnessing the poor economic condition of the people, he took appropriate action. He came to know that many DMK members had illegally accumulated wealth and declared them openly to the public which disturbed many film industrialists and DMK prominent figures after their houses were raided by the officers. But the common citizen, majority Hindus and the younger generation resented DMK and started supporting Annamalai. This is a signal for the downfall and end of DMK in Tamil Nadu..

    • 3

      “In Karnataka, Annamalai won the hearts of several people”
      What, not even a dozen?

      • 4

        old codger,
        The media has reported that the ruling Congress government is very hesitant to implement them. In this election report, Rs.2000 per month for heads of households under Gruha Lakshmi scheme; . Rs.3000/= per month for up to 2 years for unemployed graduate youth under Yuva Nidhi; Rs.1500/= for unemployed diploma holders; 200 units of electricity were promised free of charge. People believed these promises and voted for Congress and installed them on the throne. Siddaramaiah also signed the files immediately. However, the immediate implementation of these election promises of the Congress remains a problem. State Congress Committee Working President and Minister Satish Jarkiholi told reporters: Election period promises will be fulfilled with certain conditions. It is however impossible for all welfare schemes to pay for everyone. Monthly allowance etc. cannot be given to everyone. We can find out who the real poor are and give to them. But Annamalai, Tamil Nadu BJP president, has already pointed out that around Rs.65,000 crore is needed to fulfill Congress’s election promises. Congress has cheated people by handing out empty promise cards door to door like giving out ATM cards. But now after coming to power, they are deceiving the people by showing word tricks. Now people have realized what Annamalai has pointed out is true.

  • 4

    “His performance was more than twice that of the native Kannadiga leadership.”
    And yet the BJP got a drubbing to lose the only southern state they ruled

    • 2

      yet the BJP got a drubbing to lose the only southern state they ruled …… But the BJP has other agendas one of which is AKHAND BHARAT. BJP is moving the pawns gradually and it remains to be seen a reality. Once this AKHAND BHARAT is achieved the entire Southern India will turn towards the BJP.

  • 1

    A benign destiny propelled Narendra Modi to the helm as Prime Minister.
    Yes Mr.Sivathasan Strange are the ways of these celestial bodies. Nobodys become Somebodys.and even vice versa.
    How else can someone who was running a Tea Kiosk at a Railway station end up like the way he has ended up?

    Poor Annamalai. He laboured forth like a mountain and brought forth a mouse.
    But what baffles me is why does the essayist interested in the politics of India.
    At one point of time it was Chief Minister Jayalalitha.
    I know for sure that Mr.S.is well versed in Greek mythology…………..

  • 0

    Typo …… .
    Why does the essayist show interest in the politics of India……

    • 4

      There is nothing wrong in showing interest in Indian politics. Some major change will have direct impact on Sri Lanka. Now BJP’s moves are calculated to create AKHAND BHARAT. Will it not affect Sri Lanka. Kachchativu will be under direct control of India and Sri Lanka will be divided into two Independent Territories. Thereafter, Finance, Defence and Foreign Affairs will be determined by India and not by corrupted Sri Lanka. At present Sri Lanka is finding to difficult to arrest the cost of living and protests by opposition parties appears to be imminent. Buddhist monks and the Military Forces are busy building Vihares in lands belonging to Tamils and are not attending to the needs of the poor public.

  • 2

    Sivathasan is the latest recruit to the BJP/RSS fascist outfit. Coming from an orthodox Hindu family background, he eminently qualifies as an unrepentant Hindutva ideologue. In fact, he is exhibiting private ignorance in public. His rantings and ravings that “DMK Destined to Its Irreversible Doom” shows he is mentally deranged. It shows his pathetic ignorance of the history of Tamil Nadu, especially the last hundred years.

    Since 1967, the DMK/AIADMK have ruled the state of Tamil Nadu for a period of 56 years continuously. DMK leader M. Karunanidhi’s centenary birth day is being widely celebrated throughout Tamil Nadu. He held the post of chief minister five times between 1969 and 2011. He was president of DMK for 50 years. He contested 13 consecutive elections since 1957 and won all of them. Today, his son M.K. Stalin is the Chief Minister since elected to office in April, 2021.

    The land of Tamil Nadu belongs to EVK Periyaar, Anna and Kalaignar who fought tooth and nail against casteism and untouchability demanding social justice and equality. In Tamil Nadu, there is no place for fascist outfit like BJP/RSS. These outfits are wedded to the Hindutva ideology with right-wing extremism and fascism. They are intolerant of minorities, in particular anti-Muslim sentiment who constitute 14% of the population.

  • 4

    Tamil Nadu BJP President Annamalai released the details of Chief Minister Stalin’s family and DMK Ministers of how they have accumuulated wealths illegally and released a video on DMK’s property list. Accordingly Jagadratsakan, AV Velu, KN Nehru, Kanimozhi, Kalanithimaran, DR Balu, Duraimurugan’s son Kathir Anand, Kalanidhi Veerasamy, Ponmudi and Gautama Chikamani, Anbil Mahesh Poiyamozhi, Udayanidhi, Sabarisan, G Square Income have plundered in Crores. Moreover, Stalin was given a bribe of 200 Crores by Alstom Company. In adddition, Indo-European Venture Private Limited, a shell company from Singapore, and Global King Technology, a Shell Company from Hong Kong, bribed Stalin with this money as election funds in 2011. The second list will be released soon. DMK committed undemocratic practices on the pretext of Dravidian model. Having known these facts, people have begun to show their frustration on the DMK. In fact, after many houses of DMK prominent figures have been raided. people have become vigilant and it is likely DMK is likely to be chased out from Tamil Nadu soon. Tamil Nadu people are also angry on hearing that Karunanithy’s children celebrated the Mullivaikkal incident with Mahinda Rajapakse.

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