DMK is now busy in sharpening the caste census with the help of former PM VP Singh.
Amidst the ongoing elections in five states in the country, DMK is preparing to give a sharp edge to the politics of caste census with the help of former PM and VP Singh, who fielded Mandal. For this, DMK, the pivot of Tamil-speaking South Indian politics, has now announced the unveiling of the statue of Hindi-speaking, North Indian upper caste Rajput former PM VP Singh.
DMK has also started inviting leaders of other parties for this event. DMK chief MK Stalin has given this responsibility to senior DMK leader TR Baalu. It is believed that the party wants to sharpen the stakes of caste census for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. That is why this announcement of the party is being considered an important political bet.
Invitation to SP President Akhilesh Yadav
DMK leader TR Baalu has also invited SP chief Akhilesh Yadav for this program, although political analysts also believe that this move of DMK will create problems for Congress, its ally in the state and center since 2003. Can also happen.
Challenge for Congress
- How can the party support VP Singh who called Rajiv Gandhi corrupt in the Bofors case?
- DMK chief Stalin says that VP Singh accepted Periyar’s ideas of self-respect, can this give BJP an opportunity to raise the issue of Sanatan again?
- At that time both BJP and Congress had opposed VP Singh, now parties like SP are openly mentioning this.
Congress is uncomfortable
Congress is bound to be uneasy about the event being organized on November 27, 15 years after VP Singh’s death anniversary. If she attends the program if invited, she fears possible attacks from BJP. If BJP targets Congress then it may cause trouble for it. That is why Congress is currently trying to remain ignorant about the entire matter. The statement of senior Congress leader Mukul Wasnik is a symbol of this. While talking to Tv9, he said – ‘I have no knowledge of the programme, that is why I cannot say anything about it right now’.
VP Singh had cleared the way for reservation for backward castes.
33 years ago in 1990, VP Singh executed the decision on OBC reservation pending since the 70s and cleared the way for 27 percent reservation for backward castes. VP Singh died 15 years ago, on the next day of 26-11 Mumbai attacks. Then there was silence in the noise of 26-11 due to the news of his departure. Now, after his death after 15 years, VP Singh alias Raja Manda is once again seen coming to the center of politics before the 2024 elections.