‘Invite DMK MPs, MLAs for meetings’
Stalin condemns decision not to allow MP at review meet
DMK president M.K. Stalin on Friday asked how Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami could stop an elected MP from the DMK from taking part in a COVID-19 review meeting, and termed his conduct anti-democratic and shameful.
He condemned the government for not inviting MPs and MLAs of the principal Opposition party for government events.
“Yesterday [on Thursday], when Dharmapuri MP Senthilkumar wanted to take part in a COVID-19 review meeting, they refused to let him inside. The Chief Minister also asked how he could allow an MP to be part of a review meeting chaired by him,” Mr. Stalin said.
Despite being the Chief Minister for the last three years, Mr. Palaniswami had not learnt the basics of democracy and administration, he said.
“In Vellore and Kallakurichi districts too, DMK MLAs and MPs have been treated in such a manner. We are not seeking permission to take part in the AIADMK’s general council meeting or their public meetings. We just want to take part in review meetings for COVID-19, that are being held at government cost,” he said, adding that this was a basic right of elected representatives.