He said, “There are many issues to be dealt with, at this time. It is so silly to keep talking about this issue”. Further, he cleared the air on rumors suggesting his entry to BJP.
He said that he was not offered to join BJP by Pon Radhakrishnan or anyone for that matter.The controversy was sparked after the BJP's Tamil Nadu unitposted a portrait of Thiruvalluvar in a saffron 'dhoti' with sacred ash on his forehead and biceps. DMK has accused BJP of disrespecting the Tamil poet.