August 7, 2017
The Sun is setting and the leaves are falling apart – is how Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Chief Poonam Mahajan described the political vacuum being created in Tamil Nadu which desperately needed a good leader to fulfil aspirations of the youth and take the state forward.
Addressing a rally here in Chennai launching Yuva Morcha’s Tamil Nadu campaign to prepare the political ground for the BJP in the 2019 general elections, the BJP Yuva Morcha president said that “this was only a trailer. You will see the full feature film shortly with lotus blooming all over Tamil Nadu.”
Poonam Mahajan, who took over as the BJYM president in December last year, saw a political cvum in the state after the demise of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. While the Sun is setting for the DMK, the real Sun who burns himself and gives us the energy is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said, as he was burning himself to give energy and power to people.
Addressing the gathering in English, she said BJP is all for Tamil pride and respected Tamil language and culture. Apologizing for her inability to speak Tamil, Mahajan promised to address gathering in Tamil Nadu in Tamil the next time she came to the state.
The BJYM has already adopted nine districts in the state, where the volunteers will work closely with farmers and youth in the state. “Our volunteers will be at hand to work with farmers and solve their every problem. Instead of speaking, we believe work on the ground,” she said.
Another issue we would work with the villagers is sustainable development,” she said. For this corporate firms and industrialists were willing to direct their CSR activities in villages and semi urban areas along with BJYM, Poonam Mahajan said.
The BJYM rally comes close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Rameswaram, to open former president APJ Abdul Kalam memorial there. The BJP has stepped up its visibility and activities in the state.
BJP president Amit Shah is slated to visit Tamil Nadu later this month. He is slated to meet some leaders of smaller political parties in the state.