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CHENNAI, APRIL 11. As the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party lay claim to the legacy of the Tamil nationalist poet, Subramania Bharati, his granddaughter, S. Vijaya Bharati, has appealed to them to leave him out of "dirty politics."
In a statement, Dr. Vijaya Bharati said the controversy over the picture of Sonia Gandhi with Bharati's turban, cravat and coat was not about Bharati at all.
"This is low-grade politics of our political parties, which seek the votes of the unsuspecting public, at election time, at any cost, even at the cost of defaming Bharati's name and image," she said.
"As the poet's granddaughter, and on behalf of the family of C. Subramania Bharati, I appeal to you not to drag my grandfather's name or image, into our pools of dirty politics," she added.
"The Congress has just about as much right to put up an ad with Bharati's picture as BJP's L. Ganesan has to claim his special relationship with the poet," she said.
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