Chennai: The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act gained momentum in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, with M K Stalin and actor turned politician Kamal Haasan joining the agitation. Both leaders slammed the ruling AIADMK for keeping mum on what they called a discriminatory law. They questioned the AIADMK's stand on the CAA.
The opposition party in Tamil Nadu staged an anti-CAA demonstrations across the state. In Kancheepuram, party president M K Stalin led a protest and addressed a huge gathering of DMK cadres. "Chief Minister Palaniswami has betrayed millions of Tamils by voting for CAA." He said the AIADMK government has not taken into account the welfare of Lankan refugees.It is selfish act by AIADMK government. They want only power but are not concerned about the citizens'.
On his part, Makkal Needhi Maiyam chief Kamal Haasan took a dig at the Centre and blamed the state government for not acting in the right manner over CAA. He reiterated that his party was opposed to the proposed nation-wide National Register of Citizens.
Launching a scathing attack on the governing party, Kamal Haasan said, "AIADMK chose to support the CAA and it was a clear betrayal act of Tamils. They are obedient to their masters, you know who their masters are." He said his party has knocked on the door of Supreme Court against CAA and assured he won't stop until CAA is scrapped.
It was interested to note that super star Rajinikanth refused to take questions on CAA or his stand in regard to the controversial bill while addressing a press conference on his upcoming movie 'Darbar'
Meanwhile, students across universities in Chennai, continued to protest against the contentious legislation continues for the second day in Tamil Nadu. They sat on dharnas outside their institutions and raised slogans against CAA.