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‘Kasteist mentality’: Tamil Nadu Congress chief closely criticized for remarks on Ilayaraj

Senior Congress chief and previous EVKS Teni MP Elangovan has confronted heavy complaint on social media for his complaint of musician Elijaraja. Elangovan allegedly stated that Ilayaraja “modified” after changing into wealthy.

Talking on the tournament, Elangovan stated: “There are a number of other people right here who name themselves the king of song. Simply because you’ll be able to play tabla does not make you the king of song. How truthful it’s that once they have been hungry and searching for meals, they followed the communist ideology, however after being profitable and popularity, they started to imagine themselves the easiest caste.

READ | Ilayaraja attracts a parallel between Top Minister Modi and Ambedkar within the preface to the guide

Elangovan claimed that when attaining popularity and fortune, Ilayaraja, who had up to now been criticized for evaluating Top Minister Modi to Ambedkar, started to imagine himself a member of the higher caste.

“You [Ilaiyaraaja] began his profession with songs about staff and farmhands, however, having completed cash and popularity, he changed into bhakti guy to get extra money and popularity,” Elangovan claimed.

Director Pa Ranjit, who may be a Dalit rights activist, puzzled the Congress chief’s remarks and known as Elangovan a “caste mentality”.

Ranjit stated, “Is it proper for Elangovan to criticize Ilayaraj through pronouncing that when attaining cash and popularity, an individual considers himself a high-caste particular person at the level that Okay. Veeramani stocks. [leader of Dravidar Kazhagam, a movement founded by Periyar]”

ILAYARAJI’S CONTRADICTION

Fashionable song composer Ilayaraja, within the preface to Ambedkar and Modi, stated: “Ambedkar will without a doubt be pleased with the Modi regime. Ambedkar and Modi have so much in not unusual. Either one of them skilled poverty and oppression. This guide highlights something and I like to recommend it to the more youthful technology.”

Ilayaraja confronted adverse feedback on social media and Union Minister L. Murugan denounced the detest speech and blamed the ruling MQM.

He stated, “What’s the crime of Elijarjah? That he has a viewpoint that DMK and their ego device do not like? The Indian charter lets in for freedom of expression and through denying this to Elijah Raj, the DMK has demonstrated its anti-Dalite and anti-constitutional nature.”

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