October 23, 2016
Tamil Nadu BJP President, Tamilisai Soundararajan, today refuted charges from certain quarters that the party-led Government at the Centre was trying to suppress religious freedom and rights.
Referring to charges from various political parties with regard to the move to bring in a Common Civil Code, Tamilisai told reporters here that triple talaq, which is not practiced even in Islamic countries, was seriously affecting the freedom and rights of women, and a uniform civil code was the solution to this.
She wondered why political parties and organisations, which raised a hue and cry on other issues related to women, were keeping quiet on the talaq issue.
On the Cauvery issue, stating that the all party meeting convened by DMK will not help yield any result, Tamilisai instead asked the DMK to exert pressure on its ally, the Congress, and prevail upon the latter’s Government in Karnataka to ensure the release of 2,000 TMC of water as directed by the Supreme Court.
Referring to the state by-elections, she questioned why the four-party People’s Welfare Front, particularly MDMK General Secretary, Vaiko, who claimed people’s support, was afraid to contest. However, she said this would not have any impact on the poll outcome. Fielding the same two candidates who were charged with distributing money in the May elections, which necessitated the by-polls, indicated that the DMK had respect neither for democracy nor the election authorities, Tamilisai said.