DMK deeply patriarchal party: Modi

DMK deeply patriarchal party: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in Coimbatore, Tuesday April 09, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Raising the Sabarimala issue from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tore into the Congress and CPM for being “together in destroying the culture of Kerala” and that the “force of Communists will not be enough to destroy our faith.”

Addressing a public meeting here, seeking votes for BJP candidate from Coimbatore, C P Radhakrishnan, Modi also attacked the DMK, calling it a “deeply patriarchal party” and asked people not to forget the way it treated woman leaders like late J Jayalalithaa.

“Kerala is not very far from here. Congress & Communists are together in destroying the culture of Kerala. Their stand on Sabarimala has vote bank politics & appeasement politics written all over it. But, from Coimbatore, I want to tell them: The force of the Communists will not be enough to destroy our faith,” he said.

“People will never accept the double standards of Congress. BJP stands strongly with the culture and people of Kerala,” Modi added.

Promising to simplify the Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said the NDA Government will be “fully sensitive” to the needs of honest entrepreneurs and assured support for Small and Medium enterprises.

Talking about women development, Modi said the NDA Government has been empowering women through several initiatives and even gave an example of the PM Awas Yojana, under which the houses are being allotted in the name of women.

“Congress and DMK are anti-women parties. Congress leaders have made some of the worst statements against women. DMK is a deeply patriarchal party. Never forget how badly DMK leaders ill-treated Amma Jayalalithaa ji,” he said.