Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
1.Caste in Tamil Nadu politics :
The Dravidian movement visualised a casteless society.However, political pursuits have encouraged both parties to build caste-based vote banks.
Tamil Nadu politics is dominated by a few castes, mainly the Chettiars, Thevars, Nadars, Mudaliyars, Gounders and the Vanniyars.
Except for the Chettiars – a forward caste, most of the other politically powerful castes are classified Backward Castes (BC).
Both Dravidian parties pin their electoral hopes on BCs who constitute 68% of the population.
While Thevars are generally considered a traditional AIADMK vote-bank, other caste vote-banks have straddled the political spectrum.
There are few prominent caste-centric parties like the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), which represents the Vanniyars, and the Vidhuthalai Chirutigal Katchi (VCK) – a Dalit party.
These parties, however, have only been at the periphery of state politics.
2. The main principles of the Self-Respect Movement in society were to be : ARE DEFEATED BY THEIR LEADERS
No kind of inequality among people.
No difference such as rich and poor in economic life;
Men and women to be treated as equals in every respect without differences;
Attachments to caste, religion, varna and country to be eradicated from society with a prevalent friendship and unity around the world with every human being seeking to act according to reason, understanding, desire, and perspective, and shall not be subject to slavery of any kind or manner.
The two major concepts of Self-Respect Movement were Anti-Brahmanism and Self-Respect Marriages.
3. The present caste politics by all Dravidian parties, two major DMK AIADMK, AND PAPER PARTIES SUCH AS PMK AND VCK etc - exploit caste system as vote banks.
Now the Self-respect movement failed miserably
All Dravidian parties drowned in corruption, scandals, scams etc.
All of them exploit the Tamil population by divide and rule rule, and take advantages
Majority leaders in these parties are criminals, swallow public money.
Separatists tendency is widely used
3. Tamil Cinema and Dravidian politics :
AIADMK founder and former CM MG Ramachandran with veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan. Wikimedia Commons
Cinema transformed Tamil politics, providing it with an excellent platform for propagating Dravidian ideals.
Parasakthi, written by Karunanidhi and released in 1952, is now considered a major milestone for the movement.
Such kind of movies explicitly or implicitly propagated ideals of social justice, rationalism and anti-Brahminism.
Actors like MGR, SS Rajendran, Sivaji Ganesan and MR Radha were the early torch-bearers of the DMK in the industry.
When MGR formed his own party, he used his movies to build his vote base.
Kollywood and Tamil politics are so inseparable that when superstar Rajinikanth urged voters to vote against Jayalalithaa in the 1996 elections, her party was routed.
The fact that a former actress presently rules the state, and that actors like Vijayakanth have their own party, is a testimony to the influence of cinema in Tamil Nadu’s politics.
THE PRESENT TAMIL CINEMA IS ALMOST USELESS, ALL HEROS ORIENTED FOOLISH FILMS, TAMIL CINEMA ONCE GAVE A TRUE VALUE TO FEMALE ARTISTS, BUT ALL IMPORTED GIRLS WHO HAVE NOTHING TO DO OTHER THAN EXPSING THEIR FEMININE BODY, AND VULGAR DANCE MOVEMENTS ONLY.
ALL CASTE VIOLENCE FILMS, WITH NO STORY AT ALL.
4. STATUS OF NATIONAL PARTIES :
Tamil Nadu is one bastion which the Congress has failed to breach since losing power in 1967.
It has been relegated to playing second fiddle to either of the parties.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is a virtual non-entity here while smaller Dravidian groups like the MDMK and DMDK have negligible impact on the electorate.
Since 1989, neither Karunanidhi nor Jayalalithaa have won consecutive assembly elections.
Both have alternately occupied the Chief Minister’s seat at St George Fort.
1. BOTH KARUNA AND JAYA ARE / WERE DYNAMIC ENTERPRISES, BOTH ARE CORRUPTIVE, THEIR STRENGTH IS CASTE MANIPULATION AND EXPLOITATION OF IGNORANT POOR TAMIL PEOPLE.
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