August 18, 2015
Congress, today, strongly condemned the violence unleashed by ruling AIADMK workers in Tamil Nadu and also attack on party office at Satyamurthy Bhavan in Chennai, allegedly as a disapproval to remarks made by TNCC chief, E.V.K.S. Elangovan.
“AIADMK workers, with the help of police department, indulged in violence in the name of protests and burning of effigies of Elangovan and also attacked Satyamurthy Bhavan,” AICC spokesperson and panellist, Americai Narayanan alleged at a press conference here.
Stating that Congress was involved in peaceful demonstration seeking total prohibition in the State for the last few days, he said that the ruling party was not able to digest the loud voice demanding for banning liquor in unison.
“Political ethics suggest that opinion should be fought with opinion, and not with violence, which is the last resort of intolerant and unsuccessful persons,” he said.
The ruling party at the Centre, BJP, was trying to divide people in the name of religion and caste, Narayanan alleged.
Meanwhile, Puthiya Tamizhakam President and MLA, Dr. K. Krishnasamy criticised the law makers from AIADMK coming to the streets and burning effigies of Elangovan.
Talking to reporters, Krishnasamy said that when CPIM MLA, Balabharathi staged a picketing in Dindigul a few months ago, she was arrested and the ruling party MLAs had objected in the assembly to an MLA coming to streets.
“Is there a separate rule for ruling AIADMK and other MLAs. This is not acceptable,”he said and asked police to take action against the MLAs, who were indulged in burning of effigies and disrupting traffic and paralysing normal life.