Mamata Banerjee praises DMK Stalin contribution to the development of Tamil Nadu
By the invitation of DMK Stalin, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has attended the event of the first death anniversary of former DMK President M Karunanidhi. In the occasion she expressed her terms about the National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, she said, Abdullah should have been here seated on the dais, but where is he now, she asked.
“The Centre has taken a unilateral decision on the Kashmir issue when the particular state which is going to be affected most, should have been taken into confidence,” she said. CM said, “ I saw 2a clip of Abdullah on Tuesday in which he was seen weeping and if that is right, we are really concerned,” she expressed.
Mamata Banerjee said, “We have to fight the battle against atrocities or fascism, we can do it and we will do it. Motherland is for all and no one can be isolated in the name of nationalism. Like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu is one state which is raising its voice against the Centre and youth must rise up to the challenges,” she said.
“Tamils are like tigers and I salute you. Just like Tamil Nadu, West Bengal is also going to face elections in 2021 and people must rise to the occasion,” she said.
Also added, “I still remember photographs of Karunanidhi being taken out of his residence at midnight by police (referring to his midnight arrest in 2001). He was a fatherly figure for Tamil Nadu,” she said.
As well as MK Stalin also stated “In the name of nationalism, BJP is kindling communalism. What has happened in Jammu and Kashmir is a return of the dark days to the State,”
Stalin said, “No one needs to teach us nationalism. During the Sino-India war as the Indo-Pak war, DMK stood by the nation, but with regard to Kashmir, we will continue to oppose the BJP’s decision. Kashmir issue will definitely echo in the Southern state and there will be no change in our stand,” he said.