Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder Dr Ramadoss said that his party will not rest until the 10.5% sub-reservation for the Vanniyar community within the 20% quota for the Most Backward Class (MBC) in government jobs and education is restored.
The reaction came after the Madras High Court quashed the Vanniyar quota on Monday. Ramadoss claimed that the Vanniyar community had fallen behind in terms of education and employment.
Meanwhile, after heavy rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu, the state government declared a holiday for schools in Chennai and 19 other districts on Wednesday. The India Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rain over Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu and Tiruvannamalai districts of Tamil Nadu.
In other news, the main opposition AIADMK will hold protests on November 9 in five districts to condemn the ruling DMK regime’s “indifference” in fighting for Tamil Nadu people’s rights on the Mullaperiyar issue.
Tamil Nadu Chennai Live Updates Today: Schools in 20 districts closed; heavy rainfall predicted for five days; AIADMK protests on Mullaperiyar issue; TN government deploys medical teams to villages to ramp up Covid-19 vaccination drive. Follow latest news and updates here