The DMK attacks against the Centre’s action on J& K
DMK leader M.K. Stalin was supported from Tamil Nadu, to on the Centre’s decision to strip Jammu and Kashmir, under Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcate the State into two Union territories. AIADMK has supposed the Rajya Sabha move under attack from many political parties, like as DMK and Congress.
Stalin said “It is highly condemnable that the AIADMK has supported the move. The party should rename itself as All India Bharatiya Janata Party.” He also said “The government’s decision proves that it has ulterior motives since it has not consulted the leaders of the political parties (in the valley), kept them under house arrest, cut off communications and created an emergency (like situation),” he alleged.
Stalin said “Already, the BJP government is dividing the people of the country along caste, religious and language lines. This move will only widen those fault lines,” he said. “The AIADMK walked out (on triple talaq) and created a drama to try to win the minority votes in the Vellore poll. But today it has supported the removal of special status for Jammu and Kashmir. The people will never forgive them for this,” he said.
While CPI(M) State secretary K. Balakrishnan said, “This is just one of the chapters of the assault being orchestrated by the Centre on State governments and rights of States. The BJP, drunk on power, is murdering democracy.” Makkal Needs Maiam leader Kamal Hassan asked “It was demonetisation the last term and Article 370 this term,” he said.
AMMK founder TTV Dhinakaran said, “This move will only lead to the situation precipitating further in the volatile state and will lead to an increase in terrorism by feeding on this tension.”
TMC president G.K. Vasan said “This is lead to terrorism coming to an end in the Valley and will bring harmony to the people there,” he said.