What is the reason behind Stalin’s sudden love for Hindi? The timing of DMK’s tweet raises many questions. IG News

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which came into limelight for its anti-Hindi agitation in the 1960s, yesterday caught the attention of both supporters and critics when it posted a Hindi tweet on social media platform X (formerly Twitter). Post Did. The one-line video with Hindi-captioned video of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin comes after his son Udhayanidhi’s inflammatory comments on Sanatana Dharma.

The post can be roughly translated as: “As long as women get this monthly grant, it means Stalin rules this land.”

Of course, its timing raises many questions. Is this an attempt to divert attention from the mess made by Udhayanidhi, or an attempt by the DMK to highlight what it considers to be a sharp statement by the CM? Stalin had made this comment while launching a popular social welfare scheme on CN Annadurai’s birthday on September 15.

Screenshot of DMK's Hindi tweet |  X/@arivalayam
Screenshot of DMK’s Hindi post on X. X/@arivalayam

Also read: Senior Stalin should ask Udhayanidhi to keep quiet. Although the ongoing controversy over this is just hypocrisy

What is Stalin’s motivation?

The Government of Tamil Nadu is publishing Hindi advertisements in widely read Hindi dailies. Moreover, DMK has started posting a lot of Hindi content on social media platforms like Facebook. Is this the party’s attempt to establish itself on the national stage by building closer ties with north-Indian states in case India comes to power? It clearly wants a share in key departments like during the tenure of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Does this mean that DMK will compromise on its popular anti-Hindi stance? This x post is of a CM, who once on the Hindi Day of 2019, on the statement of Home Minister Amit Shah that “Hindi is the most read and understood language in the country,” Stalin had retorted that “This is India , not Hindi”. And now, we see that his party is posting in Hindi and Tamil Nadu’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is surprisingly welcoming it. BJP is seeing this as a positive change. The party’s state vice president Narayanan Tirupathi told me that such a “change of heart is always welcome”.

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