Dindigul Leoni, the DMK’s policy outreach secretary and chairman of the Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation, has gone viral on social media after News 18 Tamil reported that Leoni said, Chief Minister Stalin made mayors from a community that was carrying sandals at their heads.
Dindigul Leoni, who attended a public meeting to explain the one-year record of the Stalin-led DMK government in the Ponneri area of Tiruvallur district, said, “If a man thinks so deep, a man asked who is in the car, and he is answered that Thanthai Periyar is sitting inside, the shopkeeper jumps over the box, runs and opens the car door and grabs Periyar’s leg and screams.
Ayya, we walked down the streets with our shirts taken off from our body, removed our sandals and carried it on our heads, we had no right to drink water from a public well, to be born into a community where our children do not have the right to go to school, I now own a shop near the bus stand. This is because of your rational thinking and self-esteem thinking, he screamed.
The Dravidian model, the leader who made the Dravidian revolution, the leader who made that society, the society that walked around shirtless, the society that walked around with their sandals on their head, is today a respectable mayor”.
News 18 Tamil News did not feature Dindigul Leoni’s full speech. Despite the tone variation in Dindigul Leoni’s entire speech, is such a speech necessary?