CHENNAI, March 2, 2012
Dravidian movement only created 'neo-Brahmins,' says Ramadoss
PMK to hold conference for exposing 'myth'
Pattali Makkal Katchi leader S. Ramadoss on Thursday rejected the
perception that the Dravidian movement has several achievements to its
credit, arguing that it only created "neo-Brahmins" while alienating
Dalits, minorities and other socially and economically backward
sections of society.
"The leaders of the Dravidian movement used fascinating language aimed
at attracting people. However, the 45-year rule of the Dravidian
parties has not achieved any constructive development. On the other
hand, media houses promoted by the family members of these leaders
have destroyed Tamil culture and civilisation," Dr. Ramadoss told
Reacting to the launch of the centenary celebrations of the Dravidian
movement by the DMK, he said that DMK leaders would talk of
Dravidianism and the bogey of 'Dravida Naadu' whenever they were out
of power but remained silent while in office.
"The DMK derived maximum benefit from the campaign of M. G.
Ramachandran in its favour. But the moment he quit the DMK to launch
the AIADMK, they called him a 'Malayalee'," Dr Ramadoss said. Though
the Dravidian leaders harped on "self-respect and equality," they
continued to keep the people in poverty through distribution of
freebies. "They make a hue and cry about casteism and vow to eradicate
it. But they are not able to remove casteism even from a single street
in the State," he said.
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