On May 15, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, on his Twitter page, posted a viral picture of Tamizhanangu shared by Composer AR Rahman with a caption mentioning its greatness of it.
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) May 15, 2022
In competition with this, the Tamil Nadu BJP leader Annamalai had posted another image with the same caption.
— K.Annamalai (@annamalai_k) May 15, 2022
Following this, many BJP members shared the post of Annamalai on Twitter. Meanwhile, the social media users have commented that a rivalry has started between the picture shared on MK Stalin’s Twitter page and the picture posted by Annamalai on which image would get more likes.
Many Tamil characters are featured in the image shared by Annamalai and the BJP. It also features the Sanskrit letter ‘sa’ (ஸ).
The Sanskrit character featured in the image which the BJP shares as ‘Tamil Thai’, has received criticism, and has gone viral on social media.
தமிழணங்கைப் போற்றுகிறோம் என்ற போர்வையில், தமிழ் எழுத்துகளுடன் ‘ஸ’ வையும் இணைத்துப் படம் போடும் போதே உங்களின் கூப்பிய கரங்களுக்குள் மறைத்து வைத்திருக்கும் கூர்வாள் தன் உண்மை முகத்தைக் காட்டி விட்டது. இதைத்தான் ‘தொழுத கையுள்ளும் படை ஒடுங்கும்”என வள்ளுவர் அடையாளம் காட்டிப் போனார். pic.twitter.com/XjtVP1nGKq
— Thangam Thenarasu (@TThenarasu) May 16, 2022
In this regard, Tamil Nadu Minister for Department of Industries, Thangam Thennarasu posted, “In the guise of praising Tamizhanangu, you have shown your true face by hiding the ‘ Sa ’ in your folded hands while merging the ‘ Sa ’ with other Tamil letters. This is what Valluvar also has mentioned”.
It has become a matter of controversy that the Sanskrit character along with the Tamil characters was featured in the ‘Tamil Thai’ image, which was posted as a competition on behalf of the Tamil Nadu BJP and Annamalai. This has been protested by many on social networking sites, including Twitter.