Tamil Nadu BJP condemns video showing public slaughter of goat carrying Annamalai’s photo

BJP Tamil Nadu chief Annamalai - contesting in Lok Sabha elections from Coimbatore constituency - lost out to DMK's Ganapathy P Rajkumar.


Published Jun 06, 2024 | 5:21 PMUpdatedJun 06, 2024 | 5:21 PM

Annamalai in Lok Sabha elections in Coimbatore

The BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit on Thursday, 6 June responded strongly and demanded action after a video went viral in which some men are purportedly seen slaying a goat, around whose neck a photo of the party’s state president K Annamalai is tied.

It was not immediately known where the purported incident happened or who had posted it. The veracity of the clip could not be ascertained immediately e either.

Responding to it, Annamalai said if the “DMK” workers were angry against him, they could as well come at him.

Tamil Nadu BJP Vice-President and Party Spokesperson Narayanan Thirupathy uploaded a video on his account in X, condemning it and the state BJP reposted it on its official X handle.

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“Killing a goat in the middle of the road and shouting against @annamalai_k and celebrating his (LS polls) defeat clearly shows that the political parties are afraid of the growth of @BJP4India in Tamil Nadu, and exposes the lowest level of politics that the opposition political parties can stoop (to),” he wrote.

Annamalai, talking to reporters in Coimbatore, said “If the DMK workers are so angry with me, I am here in Coimbatore…The innocent goat could have been spared.”

In Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu that took place on 19 April, the ruling DMK-led bloc won all 39 seats in the state as well as the lone constituency in neighbouring Puducherry. Annamalai, who led the BJP-led alliance in Tamil Nadu in a spirited fight, lost out to DMK’s Ganapathy P Rajkumar in Coimbatore.

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