A group of online users which includes actress Kasthuri, Political analyst Sumanth Raman, expressed their displeasure over Chief minister MK Stalin for not wishing Tamil nadu people for the “Diwali” festival on the special day. Sumanth Raman said that world leaders including America’s president Joe Biden, Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan and many others posted their Diwali wishes in their respective social media accounts and questioned the DMK leader who recently became the Chief minister of Tamil nadu for the first time.
Diwali is observed on the 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar and it is believed that on this day Lord Rama returned from a 14 year long exile during which he fought and won battle against the demon king Ravan. The festival which is celebrated all over the country, is recognised as the festival of lights. It symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness.
DMK leader MK Stalin who hails from a family that strongly believes in the ideologies “Atheism”, recently became the chief minister of state Tamil nadu by winning the assembly elections. On seeing him not uploading a tweet wishing people for “Diwali” festival, political analyst Sumanth Raman said that Stalin should have personal likes and dislikes as a party leader but he should be inclusive as a chief minister.
“A CM not greeting people on one of the two most celebrated festivals of the State,one celebrated by the majority of people in Tamil Nadu only shows that this is not an inclusive Govt. A party leader can be as he likes. A CM has to be inclusive” he said through one of the tweets he posted.
Here’s the series of tweets he posted :
தீபாவளி பண்டிகை ஹிந்து மதத்தை சார்ந்த பெரும்பாலானோறால் கொண்டாடப்படுகிறது. ஒரு கட்சி தலைவர் வாழ்த்து தெரிவிப்பது அவர் விருப்பம். முதலமைச்சர் வாழ்த்து தெரிவிப்பது அவர் கடமை. பாகிஸ்தான் பிரதமர் வாழ்த்து தெரிவிக்கிறார்.— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) November 4, 2021
Trolls can say what they like and so can DMK IT cell but not greeting people on #Deepavali esp when he greets people on religious festivals of other faiths is wrong.A CM should not be seen to put some religions above others.Not in a secular country.— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) November 4, 2021
He also quoted the tweet of America’s president Joe biden and made a statement to the supporters of DMK and shared the Diwali wishes tweets of Novak Djokovic and Mahindra Rajapaksa.
Joe Biden, Boris Johnson and many other world leaders have extended #Deepavali greetings. Not just Imran Khan. DMK trolls, maybe you can suggest that I go to USA or UK instead of Pakistan. 😀 https://t.co/Qt9x9CkrRV— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) November 4, 2021
Actress Kasthuri criticized Mk Stalin saying that he doesn’t have the heart to wish for “Diwali” when a twitter user said that he is busy doing his job.
Correctu. நம்ம முதல்வர் மட்டும் தான் பிஸி. மத்த உலக தலைவருங்க யாருக்கும் வேலை இல்ல.— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) November 4, 2021
பணி இருக்குதா இல்லையாங்கறது matter இல்ல. வாழ்த்த மனசு இல்ல. அதான் matter.
“You have to understand our CM’s generosity brother. So many national and international leaders are there to wish us and promote Hindu culture. So he is concentrating on events that need help- like few other religion festivals, Tamil movies etc” she replied to another twitter user.
You have to understand our CM's generosity brother. So many national and international leaders are there to wish us and promote Hindu culture. So he is concentrating on events that need help- like few other religion festivals, Tamil movies etc. 🤡 https://t.co/GFWuuRuAjM— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) November 4, 2021
Check out some of the other tweets that surfaced criticizing MK Stalin for not wishing on “Diwali” day :
Even Imran Khan wished for Diwali, except our CM Mr.Stalin.— Indu Makkal Katchi (Offl) 🇮🇳 (@Indumakalktchi) November 4, 2021
I waited all day long hoping a Diwali greet from @mkstalin but didn't find one.— JD Roy (@jdroy_) November 4, 2021
Whereas most of all the World and Indian leaders greeted #Diwali.
Why M. K. Stalin? Because DMK didn't believe in Bhagwan Rama's existence ?
So lemme wish in your stead Happy Diwali.#HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/RuHXQhV8vg
Almost all world leaders greeted Diwali wishes but Tamilnadu CM Stalin can't disgusting. Maybe his admin in Twitter is searching for spelling. Absolutely ridiculous.— Sowmiya BJP Bhakth🇮🇳 (@sowmiyasid) November 4, 2021
Wishing for Ramzan & not for Diwali is called selective rationalism. Being a rationalist ,ashamed on voting DMK for not been a inclusive govt to everyone. It will definitely touch many peoples sentiments & its a tool for BJP to destroy Stalin sir & DMK…— Agnostic Soul (@FinanceKin) November 4, 2021
TN CM Stalin can’t even wish Hindus on festivals like Diwali/Chaturti but it’s an inclusive government for ₹200 upis.99% people in Chennai celebrated Diwali with utmost joy.Wonder why the cracker sounds didn’t reach CM house. #Diwali— Siddu (@siddusayss) November 4, 2021
Comment your views on these reactions that surfaced criticizing Chief minister MK Stalin who didn’t posted a tweet wishing for Diwali.