A day after senior DMK MP in Rajya Sabha Tiruchi Siva's son Suriyaa Siva has joined the BJP, a Lok Sabha MP of DMK has taken the BJP into shock by divulging that two BJP MLAs of Tamil Nadu are in touch with the DMK. His tweet has been going viral even as Suriyaa Siva has been attacking the DMK for becoming the anti-Tamilian party.
DMK MP Dr Senthil Kumar, who is representing the Dharmapuri constituency in the Lok Sabha, took to Twitter on Monday and shared a poster that has shown Tiruchi Siva's son with the BJP leaders after joining the national party. Senthil Kumar wrote, "For the BJP that is celebrating the joining of a person who is not at any post in the DMK, a piece of information for you. Two MLAs of your party are in touch with us. We will fish them out once our leadership gives the nod."
BJP has four MLAs in Tamil Nadu and Senthil Kumar has claimed that two of them are in touch with the DMK and that they would be roped into the party. His tweet has flummoxed the BJP over who are the MLAs who are in touch with the DMK. On Sunday- May 8, Suriyaa Ravi has joined the BJP in the presence of Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai and the senior leaders. The development has shocked the DMK in the midst of celebrating MK Stalin's one-year rule in the state.
Upon joining the BJP, Suriyaa Siva has quickly begun to attack the DMK and claimed that the DMK is no longer a party for Tamils and that there was no place in the party for true and committed workers. Tiruchi Siva has been a senior parliamentarian and he has been serving as DMK's Propaganda Secretary. He has been an important voice in Delhi and the event of his son joining the BJP by slamming the DMK has been going viral.
32-year-old Suriyaa Siva has vowed that he will work for the development of the BJP in Tamil Nadu. Speaking to The Hindu, Suriyaa said that DMK's strength was its cadre who are committed to the party and that the party didn't care about them. He said, "I have worked tirelessly for more than 15 years to strengthen the party from the grassroots level. But there is no recognition." He had accused the DMK of recognising only the newcomers and those who had good financial resources.
He claimed that the BJP is giving due recognition to everyone regardless of caste and community and that the national ruling party has a bright future in state politics. He had revealed that his relationship with his father Tiruchi Siva was not good since his interfaith marriage. He said that his father had refused to approve his marriage to a Christian woman, a decade ago. It must be noted that Suriyaa Siva had 2017 alleged that his father was trying to separate him from his wife. However, Tiruchi Siva had denied such allegations.
After joining the BJP, Suriyaa had said that the DMK has no scope in the state. He went on to claim that he didn't join the BJP for a post. However, he said that he had expressed his interest to the BJP leaders that he is ready to take up any role bestowed on him by the party for the BJP's growth in the state. He further said that his father's association with the DMK won't affect his performance in developing the BJP across the state.