Annamalai Kuppuswamy is a former IPS officer of Karnataka cadre and the Vice President of Tamil Nadu BJP. He had resigned from the IPS in 2019 when he was the DCP of Bengaluru South. He has recently joined the BJP.
Annamali is popularly known as the Singham of Karnataka. He was involved in solving many high profile cases. He had also gotten stupendous success in containing deteriorating law and order situation of Bengaluru with innovating policing.
Annamalai has now joined BJP. He is formally inducted into the Saffron Party on 25th August, 2020. His induction is being seen as a big boost for the party in Tamil Nadu. He had worked in Karnataka, but has always been immensely popular in Tamil Nadu – particularly in Chennai and Coimbatore. The party is also aware of his popularity and importance, and hence he has been appointed the Vice President of the state unit.
- Annamali has said that he considers himself a natural fit for the BJP. He said this in context with his vision which is aligned with that of the biggest political party of India.
- He was a 2011 batch IPS officer. His stint at Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts as SP was quite popular.
- He was severely trolled on Indian social media, particularly on Twitter and Instagram. He says that there is nothing to worry about trolling and memes as majority of them are paid posts emanating from Ukraine and Georgia. Interestingly, many Pakistani accounts are found to be criticizing him for joining the BJP.