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Unite as we did for Mandal Commission: Stalin writes to 37 national leaders

Days after announcing the launch of an All India Federation for Social Justice, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief M K Stalin wrote letters to 37 non-BJP leaders, inviting them to nominate their party representatives to “fight the threat of bigotry and religious hegemony.”

“Social Justice as an ideology is simple — ‘everything for everyone’. It is the belief that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Only by ensuring this equality of opportunity can we build the egalitarian society visualised by the framers of our Constitution,” read the letter.

The All India Social Justice Federation was proclaimed by Stalin on Republic Day, 26 January, 2022.

The letter has been sent to Sonia Gandhi, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Farooq Abdullah, Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, N Chandrababu Naidu, Arvind Kejriwal, Mehboobha Mufti, K Chandrashekar Rao, Uddhav Thackeray, Akhilesh Yadav, Thol Thirumavalavan, Vaiko, O Panneerselvam and S Ramadoss among others.

“As I write this, our unique, diverse, multi-cultural federation is under threat of bigotry and religious hegemony. These forces can only be fought if all who believe in equality, self-respect and social justice unite together. It is not a question of political gain but re-establishing the pluralistic identity of our Republic, as visualised by our founding fathers,” read the letter.

Tamil Nadu CM said he believes that “the time has finally arrived to stand together as a true Union of States… We must unite with the same conviction and purpose as we did in order to establish the Mandal Commission. In each State, the oppressed classes are yearning to have the doors of opportunity opened to them.”

Read Ilyas R Muhammed’s piece on Stalin’s new game against Hindutva here.

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