Pen is mightier than sword? TTV Dhinakaran uses poem to lash out against BJP for AIADMK split

Pen is mightier than sword? TTV Dhinakaran uses poem to lash out against BJP for AIADMK split

In what is the surest sign that ousted AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran will not go down without a fight, the party's mouthpiece has slammed the ruling BJP at the Centre.
On Friday, Namadhu MGR, the AIADMK (Amma) mouthpiece, which is under Dhinakaran's control, published a poem hitting out at the BJP for destroying the Dravidian party by splitting it into three factions. Titled "Saffron attack, destroy the party", the hard hitting poem took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for meddling into the affairs of several states, and for attempting to capture power through the backdoor.
"The dance of Nataraja in Uttarakhand,
Atrocities in Arunachal Pradesh
Disrupting the Congress in Goa,
Separating Nitish and Lalu in Bihar
Capturing power through the backdoor," opens the poem, calling out the BJP for its meddlesome politics.
Lambasting the Centre for suppressing the powers of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Puducherry CM V Narayanswamy by turning Governors into "political agents", the poem accuses the BJP of forcing autonomous bodies like the Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax Department and CBI to bow down to the ruling party.
"These instititions have been made weapons for their political itching
Democratic murders have become a norm
Grabbing of power through dictatorship is being trumpeted as a victory
70 years of Indian history has been tarnished," reads another verse of the political poem.
Using the pen name Chitraguptan, Namadhu MGR editor Maradhu Alagaraj calls out the BJP for its false election promises and takes a dig at its policies such as GST, and demonetisation, noting:
"Voters have been converted into tax paying horses
Those who have claimed to destroy black money by making currency just a piece of paper,
Whatever these people have done is nothing but fraud. "
The poem concludes noting that the same party that threw a challenge by asking voters to choose between Modi or lady (Jayalalithaa's words during the 2014 Lok Sabha election) has been split into three with the AIADMK's two leaves frozen by the Election Commission.
The poem published in Namadhu MGR comes at a time when the BJP is attempting to broker a merger between CM Edappadi Palaniswami's faction and former CM turned rebel O Panneerselvam's side. It also comes a day after the AIADMK (Amma) adopted a resolution calling Dhinakaran's appointment as Deputy General Secretary as illegal.
Dhinakaran, however, has refused to accept the Palaniswami's-led faction's resolution, noting that only General Secretary VK Sasikala had the powers to remove him.

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