Dr Tamilsai said, “If the Congress was really sympathetic towards the Tamilians during the ethnic war, then it would have prevented the killings of innocent Tamilians.”
After Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on his family’s rule in India during a session in Singapore, he has stoked controversy again for his remarks on his father’s death. Rahul Gandhi who was in Singapore said that he has completely forgiven the killers of his father”.
Tamil Nadu’s BJP state president Tamilisai Sounderarajan, however, has slammed the Congress president for politicising the issue and saying, “That’s what happens when you mess with wrong people”. She also slammed him for saying that he has forgiven the killers of his father. Tamilisai said, “If the Congress was really sympathetic towards the Tamilians during the ethnic war, then it would have prevented the killings of innocent Tamilians at the hands of Sri Lankan government.”
We knew that my father was going to die. We knew that my grandmother was going to die. In politics, when you mess with the wrong forces, and if you stand for something, you will die. : Congress President Rahul Gandhi #RGInSingapore #IIMChat
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 10, 2018
She further said that if the Congress party had expressed it at that time, several Tamilians wouldn’t have been killed by the Sri Lankan government with the support of your Congress government. She asked Rahul Gandhi, whether he is trying to pardon or politicize the issue.
Suspecting the unexpected time of the sudden expression of feelings, Tamilisai even questioned Rahul Gandhi’s intentions calling it “surprising”. She asked, “These feelings, did not arise during the ethnic war, why are these unexpectedly conveyed now?” Calling it a farce of the Congress party, she said that if these had been conveyed then, lives of Tamilians could have been saved.
Rahul Gandhi in Singapore had told the audience that he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi had completely forgiven his father’s killer. “We were quite upset and hurt, for many years but somehow we have forgiven them completely,” Rahul said.
PM Modi pays tributes to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, slams Congress
Rajgarh (MP) | Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that to glorify one family, deliberate attempts were being made to belittle the contribution of other towering leaders in nation building, as he paid rich tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.
In a veiled attack on the Congress, he said it was spreading “lies, confusion and pessimism” and was cut off from the ground reality.
“It is unfortunate for the country that just to eulogise one family, the contribution of others was forgotten,” Modi said at a function after launching the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh.
He said the party which ruled the country for maximum years never trusted the people and their hard work.
“In the last four years, we never spoke of frustration and dismay. We are the ones who are marching ahead with confidence,” he said, adding that people believed in the BJP and its government, which was working for their welfare.
Modi said in the last four years at the Centre and 13 years in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP had worked for the uplift and empowerment of poor, farmers and deprived sections of society.
He said when the Congress ruled the state, Madhya Pradesh was called a BIMARU state.
“The Congress never saw this as an insult to the people of the state. The BJP had worked hard to remove this tag,” he added.
Recalling Mookerjee’s contribution to the country, Modi said, “His vision inspires us even today and helps us come out of despondency.”
As independent India’s first industries and supplies minister (in the Jawaharlal Nehru cabinet), he framed the nation’s maiden industrial policy, the prime minister said.
Mookerjee believed that the government should fulfil the dreams of its people and improve the life of the poor, Modi said.
His thoughts and actions for the country’s industrial policy, things he had done in the areas of education, women empowerment and nuclear policy were far ahead of his times and they are still relevant, the prime minister said.
Education, finance, development, health and national security were his main focus areas, Modi said.
“His vision was to impart skills to the youth and give them opportunity so that they become capable of serving the country. Programmes like Startup, Make in India are a reflection of his ideas,” he said.
“It is a coincidence that today is the death anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee. On June 23, Mookerjee died in a suspicious manner in Kashmir. I remember him on this occasion,” Modi said.
The BJP, the successor party of the BJS, observes June 23 as ‘Balidan Diwas’.
Amit Shah in Jammu; first visit after pulling out of coalition in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu | BJP president Amit Shah today arrived here to address a rally to mark “historic martyrdom anniversary” of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, days after his party’s decision to withdraw support from the PDP-led government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Shah, who is on a day-long trip to the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, was accorded a rousing reception with party’s youth wing taking out a bike rally from the airport to the state guest house.
His public address will be significant as he is expected to touch on evolving political situation in the state following the party’s withdrawal of support from the Mehbooba Mufti government on Tuesday.
The state is now under governor’s rule. Shah was accompanied by state party president Ravinder Raina and other senior leaders.
On June 20, Raina had said Shah will pay homage to the founder member of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Syama Prasad Mookherjee, on his martyrdom day and would also check preparedness of the state unit of the party for the upcoming parliamentary election.
The BJP observes June 23 as Mookerjee’s ‘Balidan Diwas’.
Shah would chair the party’s election committee meeting to discuss the issues for the next election. He will also hold meetings with digital media and social media volunteers, and participate in other organisational events.
The strategy of the party for the next year’s Lok Sabha elections is part of the discussions as the party is prepared to face the elections, a BJP leader said.
DMK’s President MK Stalin detained during protest against Governor Purohit
Chennai | Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working President MK Stalin on Saturday was detained by the Tamil Nadu Police during his protest against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
Chennai: DMK working Pres MK Stalin detained while protesting against TN Guv Banwarilal Purohit. 192 DMK cadres were detained in Trichy yesterday while they were holding black-flag protest against Governor. Stalin says, ‘Protest is against Guv’s interference in federal structure’ pic.twitter.com/91WuDUk7jg
— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2018
“DMK has a history of showing black flags to many leaders, including Indira Gandhi, but never were cadres arrested. We want the Governor to resign.” Stalin told media. He further said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will not oppose the Governor as “they are afraid that their corruptions will be exposed”.
“The DMK, which continuously condemns the violations of the Governor, will be prepared for any struggle and sacrifice until its basic principle is achieved in state autonomy, despite the repression of state autonomy. Never give up!” tweeted MK Stalin.
மாநில சுயாட்சிக்கு எதிராய் எத்தனை அடக்குமுறைகள் ஏவப்பட்டாலும் ஆளுநரின் அத்துமீறல்களை தொடர்ந்து கண்டிக்கும் தி.மு.கழகம், தனது அடிப்படை கொள்கையான மாநில சுயாட்சியை அடையும் வரை எவ்வித போராட்டத்திற்கும், தியாகத்திற்கும் தயாராக இருக்கும். இதனை ஒருபோதும் விட்டுக் கொடுக்க முடியாது! pic.twitter.com/jFya15crEU
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) June 23, 2018
The DMK leader was protesting against the arrest of 192 DMK party cadres at Namakkal while accusing the Governor of acting against the principles of federalism.
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