TN Gover­nor as­sures a ‘just & fair’ de­ci­sion

Says cor­rup­tion ex­ists at all lev­els in State, asks Modi about promised jobs

Sunday Express - - FRONT PAGE - BAGALAVAN PERIER B

A week af­ter the Tamil Nadu Cab­i­net rec­om­mended re­lease of seven con­victs in the Ra­jiv Gandhi as­sas­si­na­tion case, the of­fice of Gover­nor Ban­war­i­lal Puro­hit on Satur­day promised ‘a just and fair de­ci­sion’ in this is­sue in ac­cor­dance with the Con­sti­tu­tion.

A Raj Bha­van com­mu­ni­ca­tion in this re­gard also de­nied re­ports that a ref­er­ence was made to the Union Home Min­istry on the re­lease of con­victs. “The records which are vo­lu­mi­nous, are be­ing re­ceived from the State gov­ern­ment, with the con­nected judg­ments hav­ing been handed over to Raj Bha­van on Fri­day (Sep 14) only. The case is a com­plex one and in­volves the ex­am­i­na­tion of le­gal, ad­min­is­tra­tive and con­sti­tu­tional is­sues. All ef­forts will be taken to process the pa­pers scrupu­lously. Nec­es­sary con­sul­ta­tion may be car­ried out... in due course. The de­ci­sion will be taken in a just and fair man­ner in ac­cor­dance with the Con­sti­tu­tion,” the Raj Bha­van added.

WHILE stat­ing that a jok­ers’ rule was tak­ing place in the State, DMK pres­i­dent MK Stalin on Satur­day called the BJP gov­ern­ment fas­cist.

Ev­ery year, the DMK cel­e­brates the birth an­niver­saries of Peri­yar, Anna, and the launch of the party as ‘Mup­pe­rum Vizha’. This year, the event was held in Villupu­ram. Lakhs of cadre gath­ered at the mu­nic­i­pal­ity ground here to take part in the first pub­lic meet­ing con­ducted af­ter Stalin be­came the party’s chief.

Ad­dress­ing the gath­er­ing, Stalin said AIADMK rule in Tamil Nadu should be put to end to bring back the self-re­spect of the State. If the party took rest, there would be no dawn for the State, he said.

Like the Hitler’s in Ger­many and the Mus­solini’s in Italy, BJP rule was tak­ing place at the Cen­tre, said Stalin, adding that BJP had blocked the pass­port of a woman for call­ing them fas­cist. BJP says it pro­vides se­cu­rity for Hin­dus, but most of the vic­tims of the Thoothukudi shoot­ing in­ci­dent be­long to the re­li­gion, Stalin said. The girl who had com­mit­ted sui­cide over NEET was a Hindu and most of the stu­dents who were strug­gling to clear the exam are Hin­dus, he said.

Stat­ing that Tamil Nadu had be­come the worst-af­fected State due to the Cen­tre and the slav­ish State gov­ern­ment, Stalin said cor­rup­tion pre­vailed in all sec­tors in the AIADMK gov­ern­ment. Min­is­ters had been in­volved in all sorts of rob­beries ex­cept bur­gling houses, Stalin said.

Re­call­ing that Modi had asked if any­one was ready for a de­bate with him about his 48 mon­thrule, Stalin asked the Prime Min­is­ter what hap­pened to `15 lakh for each cit­i­zen and the 10 crore­job op­por­tu­ni­ties promised by Modi dur­ing the elec­tion cam­paign. He com­plained that of­fices of Gov­er­nors had be­come CCTV cam­eras of the Cen­tre and asked BJP gov­ern­ment to point out at least one good scheme im­ple­mented by them in TN. The DMK should end the rule through demo­cratic way, he told the cadre.

Stalin an­nounced that a trust would be set up in the name of Muthamizh Aringar Kalain­gar to grant fi­nan­cial sup­port to peo­ple for their med­i­cal and ed­u­ca­tional needs. The trust would open an IAS acad­emy to train stu­dents, he said.

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DMK pres­i­dent MK Stalin and the party lead­ers pre­sent­ing the Peri­yar, Anna, Kalain­gar and Perasiri­yar awards dur­ing Mup­pe­rum Vizha cel­e­bra­tions in Villupu­ram on Satur­day |

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