DMK Leader said, “Governor Ravi should not speak as though he is the BJP state president but instead speak like a person who holds Constitutional office”
Chennai: The ruling DMK’s treasurer T R Baalu said that Governor R N Ravi should not speak like a state BJP Chief on Thursday. These remarks by DMK Leader for governor come after he spoke out against 50 years of Dravidian governance in Tamil Nadu.
The Lok Sabha MP said, “One state president is enough for Tamil Nadu’s BJP. Governor Ravi should not speak as though he is the BJP state president but instead speak like a person who holds Constitutional office.”
He added, “How is Bihar and Uttar Pradesh after 50 years? How is Tamil Nadu? Does he even know that? The people of Tamil Nadu know very well what development is.”
Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi sparked a fresh controversy when he commented that the name of the State “Thamizhagam would be more appropriate than Tamil Nadu.”
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While felicitating the volunteers of Kasi Tamil Sangam at the Raj Bhavan RN Ravi said, “There has been regressive politics with the wrong habit of refusing everything that benefits all sections of people including academicians blindly for their own interests, claiming that the state is not integrally part of India.”
According to Baalu, the state is a pioneer in terms of industrial development and education. According to him, Tamil Nadu contributes 9.22% of the nation’s GDP. It contributes 6% of the Union Government’s tax revenue, while Tamil Nadu accounts for 8.4% of all exports to India while contributing 32.5% of automobile exports and 19.4% of textile exports.
Baalu questioned whether the governor was upset over Tamil Nadu’s expansion during the last 50 years. Tamil Nadu has alternated between the DMK and the AIADMK since the 1960s (which is leading the NDA alliance in the state).
“This victory may irritate some political forces. It is shocking that the Governor is one of them,” Baalu said. “Why does the word Dravidian hurt him so much?” he added.
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