Posters against Tamil Nadu Governor Ravi asking him to ‘get out’ were seen across Chennai on Tuesday.
Several protests were seen across Chennai against the governor asking him to ‘get out.’ (Photo: ANI)
By Pramod Madhav: In an escalation in the ongoing tussle between Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and Governor RN Ravi, several protests were seen across the state against the governor asking him to ‘get out.’
‘GetOutRavi’ immediately began to trend on Twitter. On Tuesday morning, posters reflecting the same content with CM Stalin, minister Udhayanidhi Stalin and Dhayanidhi Maran’s pictures were seen across Chennai.
DMK cadres, on Monday night, protested against the governor by burning his posters at Sulur, while Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam cadres burnt his effigy in Chennai and Coimbatore.
The situation turned really ugly when Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi walked out of the Assembly on Monday morning after chief minister MK Stalin moved a resolution which stated that only the customary speech by the government would go on record for the first day of the House’s winter session.
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Speaking to IndiaToday, Udhayanidhi Stalin said that CM Stalin would speak about anything regarding the governor.
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However, Speaker Appavu, expressed his concern over the way the governor behaved in the Assembly. “It is tradition to be in the Assembly until the National anthem is sung. It is unfortunate that he didn’t say the name of Ambedkar who created the Indian Constitution which has now made India the biggest democracy. He also couldn’t accept Dravida Model. I’m also sad that he is creating such issues. It is only mentioned as Tamil Nadu Indian in the Constitution. I’m not sure if it’s good for a governor to speak this way,” stated Appavu.
BJP MLA Vanathi Srinivasan stated that tolerance is necessary. “Tolerance is the essence of democracy. When they cannot tolerate our own governor, what kind value will they give to the society”, claimed Vanathi Srinivasan, BJP MLA.
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