Chennai: Three days after he threatened to ‘expose” the DMK and its ally the Congress for “silently” patronising learning of Hindi in Tamil Nadu for pecuniary advantage but opposed the language for political reasons, BJP national secretary H. Raja on Wednesday released the list of CBSE schools run by the DMK leaders, Congress and IUML members.
The name of DMK chief M. K. Stalin’s daughter Senthamarai Sabareesan prominently figured in the exhaustive list containing 45 names. Posting the list of CBSE schools, district wise, against the names of office bearers of the political parties or their kin running those schools, Raja tweeted, “their businesses will be ruined if Hindi is taught in government schools. One can now understand why they oppose (Hindi).”
Vetri Alagan, grandson of K. Anbalagan, DMK secretary, Devaraj, brother of former Minister Arcot Veerasamy (DMK), DMK MP S. Jagathrakshakan and Senthamarai Sabareesan, Mr. Stalin’s daughter are the prominent names that find mention in running the CBSE schools in Chennai.
C. K. Ranganathan, son-in-law of M. K. Muthu, V. Ganesan, son of DMK MLA Venkattan, D. Kathir Anand, son of DMK treasurer Duraimurugan, Jeeva Velu, daughter of DMK leader E. V. Velu, M. A. Mohammed Nizam, State secretary of IUML, P. K. Sekar, son of Kulandai Gounder of Congress, besides A. Chelladurai Abdullah of Congress are also mentioned in the list.
On June 2, Raja, took to his micro blogging site to warn that he would ‘expose’ the DMK, MDMK and DK office bearers besides MPs and MLAs, who are encouraging the learning of Hindi in the State.
“First, close down Sunshine Montessori and Sunshine Senior Secondary school and Kingston school to prove that Tamil is in your blood. Hindi for livelihood (and) opposition to Hindi in politics? You can’t hoodwink Tamil people,” Raja tweeted apparently hitting back at DMK chief M. K. Stalin who on Saturday averred that Hindi is not in the blood of the people of Tamil Nadu..”