Reacting to a poster made by his followers, Tamil nadu BJP leader K. Annamalai requested his followers not to circulate such photos and advised that there is no place for hero worship in a party like BJP. He also said that he is working towards taking the ideology of honourable Prime minister Narendra Modi forward like every other followers of the party and identified himself as a small part. The poster was made as a celebration for the 1st year anniversary of Annamalai in Politics. It termed Annamalai as the leader of Tamil community and a Guard of country India.
Weeks ago, 37 year old Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer K Annamalai, was appointed as the new BJP chief of Tamil Nadu, succeeding L Murugan who was inducted into the Union cabinet. Annamalai was Deputy Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru South) in 2019 when the 2011 batch IPS quit the civil services. By then, he was already known as Karnataka’s ‘Singham’, a term that is used to mention a tough cop. K Annamalai had hit the headlines for his role in tackling the 2017 riots in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur and there were protests in the district when he was eventually transferred out.
The BJP party hopes that the 37-year-old will draw in more youngsters ahead of the local body elections slated later in the year. Since 2019, he is the third leader to take charge of the BJP’s top post in Tamil Nadu. On Sunday, the politician came up with a poster which heaped praise on him and requested his followers not to make such designs in the future.
“Request you all to desist circulating photos of this kind. We are a party with a difference & all of us are taking a noble ideology & our Hon PM Shri @narendramodi ji’s vision forward. There is no place for hero workship & like millions of you, I’m also playing a small part in that” said Annamalai by uploading the picture. Check out his tweet below :
Request you all to desist circulating photos of this kind— K.Annamalai (@annamalai_k) August 29, 2021
We are a party with a difference & all of us are taking a noble ideology & our Hon PM Shri @narendramodi ji’s vision forward
There is no place for hero workship & like millions of you, I’m also playing a small part in that pic.twitter.com/6ZHP2A4v4r
The post of Annamalai garnered wide reach with many trolling the BJP leader for making a spelling error while typing “Worship”. Few even said that they never saw the poster anywhere before and came to know about it only through the tweet of Annamalai himself. Check out some of the reactions surfaced for the tweet below :
Raise your hands if you haven’t seen this at all except for this tweet 🤷🏾♀️ https://t.co/yRSW62Q0cQ— Whimsy (@EnthuPattanee) August 30, 2021
"என்னத்த ஐபிஎஸ் படிச்சானோ… அந்த படிப்பையே கேவலமா நினைக்க வெச்சிட்டாப்ல… டேய்… அது worship டா…" pic.twitter.com/Clb73xvVjI— KOLAPPAN/MKStalin Rules (@skthandesh) August 30, 2021
Mr. Annamalai. That's hero worship. Not "workship". Please don't ever say that you have cleared IPS exam, hereafter🙏😁— வேதாளன் 💀 (@vedhaalan) August 29, 2021
எது ,— Sathiya Sothanai (@Timepassna) August 30, 2021
தமிழ் இனத்தின் தலைவனே ,
பாரத தேசத்தின் காவலனே வா ..
யார்றா சொன்னாங்க இதை ?
யாரும் சொல்லலை, அதனால நானே சொல்லிட்டேன் ..
கர்ர்ர் த்தூ 💦💦💦 pic.twitter.com/xPGuGZFDd0
Party with a difference..— பரம்பொருள் (@paramporul) August 30, 2021
“Yes. It needs a Visaka Committee… Party President colludes with a third rates sex scandalist and settles vengeance with the same party leaders”
We dont get to see this in normal parties.. only with party with difference. https://t.co/1ccmuAbx84
BJP leaders everyday showing how lame they can get.— അനൂപ് | அனூப் | ಅನೂಪ್ (@Mallu_mafia) August 31, 2021
Nobody has seen this tacky poster before except in this tweet.
Jeez 😂 https://t.co/jXcQsVFB1f
@annamalai_k why the heck are you posting this photo and tagging Modi then🤣🤣🤣— Dr Sharmila (@DrSharmila15) August 30, 2021
உங்க தன்னடக்கம் பல் இளிக்குது மேன் 🤦🤦🤦🤦
Truly a party with a difference to have such hair brained people🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/WducaxQ078