DMDK founder Vijayakant on Wednesday demanded political parties not to politicise Thiruvalluvar issue.
The politics of Thiruvalluvar was first started by the BJP state unit when it posted an image of Thiruvalluvar clad in saffron.
The image created a huge controversy in the state as there were several criticisms of BJP for accusing it of communalising Thiruvalluvar.
Several political party leaders reacted to the issue and the issue took an ugly turn when Thiruvalluvar statue was desecrated in Pillayarpatti in Thanjavur. Taking a dig indirectly at the BJP and other Hindu parties, Vijayakant said, “Thiruvalluvar is common to all and political parties should avoid playing politics with the saint poet.”
He further said that the issue will create law and order problem in the state and the state government should focus on the issue to prevent further escalation of tension in the state.