Tamil Nadu (TN) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President K Annamalai recently highlighted the oneness of Bharat from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. In his speech, he discussed the connection between the North and South that has existed for millennia and how politicians have attempted to divide the two over the last 5-6 decades using artificial narratives.
Annamalai spoke (Tweet archived) at the launch of the book The 10 Gunas by Professor PR Mukund. Explaining the connection, he brought to light how the brick for the Kannagi Temple in Madurai was brought from the Himalayas.
“When the temple for Kannagi was constructed in Madurai, the brick came from the Himalayas and was dipped in the holy Ganga water. The Linga in Rameshwaram has come from Varanasi. For North Indian brothers and sisters, their pilgrimage to Varanasi is incomplete without visiting Rameshwaram. These eternal connections tell us that Bharat’s land was completely interconnected. Every single soil, rock, and organism in this land is eternally connected for thousands of years”, Annamalai said.
He then said that the artificial Aryan-Dravidian narrative was spun by distorting history in the last 5-6 decades by politicians who wished to divide the people into North and South Indians. He expressed gratitude to the volunteers as history was being set right now.
The clarity with which Annamalai put forward his views is what a leader needs. The best thing about him is that he is rooted in Dharma. He is one of those rare politicians connected with Dharma and with the civlizational roots which bind our ancient nation together, and he is not afraid to speak up. His clear-headed thinking is reflected in his speech. Earlier in his speech, he spoke about the significance of the Sabarimala yatra and its associated rituals.
Bharat needs more young leaders who are aware of the challenges and, at the same time, are connected to their roots. Leaders like Annamalai, who are not afraid to take the anti-Hindu cabal head-on, are the need of the hour.