June 2, 2018
COIMBATORE: With Rajanikanth’s recent movie Kaala facing a ban threat in Karnataka, Union Minister of Stare for Finance Pon. Radhakrishnan on Saturday said DMK Working President M.K. Stalin should speak to the Chief Minister of that State and solve the issue.
“There is no justification for Karnataka to ban the screening of the film and Stalin should immediately talk to the Chief Minister either by telephone or personally,” Radhakrishnan told reporters here. “Those who had come to power in the name of Tamil language, should at least take efforts to get a Tamil film released,” he said.
Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of farmers and people of Tamil Nadu for solving the 150-year old vexed Cauvery issue, he said that both DMK and Congress had not raised the issue and continued to betray the people of Tamil Nadu.
On the recent firing in Thoothukudi, Radhakrishnan, who was here to participate in the district party executive meeting, said that the State Government had failed to prevent extremist forces there and “at least it should wake up now and stop the activities of these force in the State in future”.
Clarifying that Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) had condemned and expressed his grief over the incident, Radhakrishnan said that BJP has formed a committee to review the situation there and “based on the report we will do the needful”.
He blamed that certain forces were opposing many schemes being brought to Tamil Nadu, as they did not want the State to develop. “There is nothing wrong in invoking NSA against Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader Velmurugan,” he said.
To a query on petrol prices, he said that the government was considering to bring it under GST. “Law will take its own course,” was his reply to a question with regard to S.Ve. Sekhar.