Karunanidhi must name the New Assembly building in the name of Kamaraj or Dr. Subbarayan.Tamil Speech S.V.Ramani.
Chief Minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday
[22-1-2010] came down heavily on those promoting casteism. Participating in a marriage function, he hauled up one of his senior ministers, KN Nehru, for ‘flaunting’ his caste identity. Nehru had apparently proudly mentioned his caste at the gathering, pointing out that there were many participants in the function hailing from the same caste. “I cannot look at people based on their caste or creed. For me everyone is a Tamil and that feeling should bind us all,” he said.
Recalling the contribution of Congress leaders K Kamaraj and Omandur Ramasamy Reddiyar, who is the first chief minister of the state after Independence, Karunanidhi said though they belonged to the Congress they had believed in ideals of social justice that were propagated by Dravidian movement.
We hereby brought to the information of our beloved Chief Minister that Dr. Subbarayan was the first Tamilian chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during 1926 even before Independence. Moreover, Perunthalaivar Kamaraj has done a lot to the downtrodden people in giving them free education. During Rajaji Ministry, Rajaji implemented strict laws for the removal of caste systems and he has appointed one Minister by name Munusamy belonging to the caste of Sanitary worker.
During the Godfather’s of D.M.K. Justice party rule in Tamil Nadu all the Ministers have added their caste name along with their names. They have not done anything to the downtrodden people. They have not included their well-educated M.L.A. pattiveeranpatti Soundarapanian in their Ministry, because he belongs to Backward class.
It is the wishes of all Tamil Nadu people that Kalaignar Karunanidhi to name the New Assembly building in the name of Kamaraj or Dr.Subbarayan.