Friday, 27 September 2013

26th Sep 2013 - Revival of Nationalism in Tamilnadu?

For more than 50 years now Tamilnadu has been ruled by either one of the Dravidian parties, with the national parties partnering along with them for their fortunes in the State Assembly.

26th September 2013, Trichy saw a crowd of around 4 lakh citizen’s from across Tamilandu attending the ‘Ilam Thamarai Manadu’  (Young Lotus Conference) – a meeting organised by Tamilandu Bharatiya Yuva Morcha(BJYM).  Of course the Hero of the show was Thiru. Narendra Bhai Modi , whose presence made all the difference.

The people of Tamilandu have realised that Dravidian movement and its parties have only been sharing power among themselves for 50 yrs, but has not developed the state and its citizen. 
The major change we felt sitting part of the dedicated crowds was electrifying. They listened to Rajnath Singh ji speaking in Hindi & though it was translated by H.Raja, there was not a murmur of protest.

The final speaker being Narendra Bhai Modi, there was pin drop silence when he spoke, First a few sentences in Tamil, when the crowd roared , then in English, but then when he started addressing in Hindi, there was pin drop silence, attentively listened,  though they did not understand the language, seems the understood the content. Again the whole speech was translated by Shri.H.Raja, who did accomplishing the task. 

When Narendra Bhai questioned them ‘Whether PM Should enter into dialogue with Pakistan, when our Jawans were being killed by Pakistani Soliders’, the crowd in unison chanted ‘NO’. And the climax was ‘Vande Mataram’ Chant, the reverberating sound should have reached all the divisive interests.

This is the first time if I remember right , the people of Tamilnadu were addressed by a National leader in Hindi, even Shri.Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had spoken in English.

Change is imminent in any society, Tamilnadu having been under the spell of Dravidian movement for over 50 years,  whose citizen’s had been forced ‘oppose’ Hindi to isolate them from Nationalist thinking , have now decided to be part of their Proud Nation Bharat.  Change is visible to all, the need to galvanize these voices into votes and elected members who will deliver for the citizen.

The coming months and the 2014 elections will be very interesting in Tamilnadu.  There is huge undercurrent which is consolidating the Voter to the development plank of Shri.Narendra Bhai Modi

Now the biggest question arises, Is the TN BJP leadership ready to be part of the change?  Have they understood the aspirations of the people of Tamilnadu? Do they have a strong second, third rung of leadership and highly committed cadre to address this change?  Or Will the State leaders in the party be satisfied to play second fiddle to the Dravidian Parties? 
Citizen’s are ready, its upto  TNBJP to reciprocate or ignore the signals.

JaiBharat…. Vande Mataram.