Chennai: After voicing against abrogation of Art 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the DMK convened all-party meet in Chennai and spoke against the ruling BJP. Now they have gone a step ahead.
DMK chief M K Stalin said that his party MPs would hold a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday (22 August) demanding the release of political leaders detained since 5 August in Jammu & Kashmir and urged the parliamentarians of like-minded parties to join them.
Seizing the opportunity, AIDMK leader and Tamilnadu Minister, Rajenthira Balaji described the acts of DMK as anti-national. He said that in the case of Home Ministry prepares a list of those acting against interests of the nation and DMK finds a place in it, he can’t do anything.
Political pundits say, ‘ A war is on between the DMK and AIADMK in Tamilnadu over Kashmir issue. It is surprising. They both have taken clear stands on the issue and fighting each other.’
Speaking about this, Vaithilingam, spokesperson of DMK, says, ‘ We are not against our nation. We are patriotic. But we opposed the way the whole process to abrogate Art 370 was done. We only ask why three former Chief Ministers of the State are illegally detained.’
What is the guarantee that such actions cannot happen in Tamilnadu, he observes.
On her part, Sivasankari of AIADMK, says, ‘ DMK had always spoken against the interest of the nation. They sound like the voice of Pakistan. An issue of national importance which involves our security should be supported. For the sake of cheap politics, DMK is opposing it. Time will tell that they are wrong’.
Vaithilingam says, ‘ DMK has a clear agenda and we know what we are doing unlike AIADMK.’