‘A precursor to saffronising everything’: Stalin slams DD logo change

2024 LS polls results will show people rising up against fascism, he says

DD logo and Stalin DD logo (left) and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader M.K. Stalin slammed the recent logo change of Doordarshan and said it was a ‘precusor’ to the BJP’s move to saffronise everything.

Criticising the move, Stalin tweeted, “They saffronised Thiruvalluvar; they insulted and defaced statues of Tamil Nadu’s stalwarts by pouring saffron paint; they Sanskritized and changed a pure Tamil word ‘Vannoli’ to ‘Akashvani’, and they also removed a beautiful Tamil word ‘Podhigai’.”

Stalin said as highlighted during Lok Sabha poll campaigning, this was all a precursor to BJP’s move to saffronise everything. “The 2024 Lok Sabha election outcome will show the public rising up against such fascism," Stalin asserted.

The logo of Doordarshan News was changed from red to saffron recently. The new logo is predominantly saffron in colour and has kicked up a row in the political circles. The Opposition termed it as "grossly illegal" and charged it reflects a "pro-BJP bias".

-with inputs from agencies.

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