The DMK’s gathering in Coimbatore has sparked a great uproar in Tamil Nadu, with VK Sasikala and TTV Dhinakaran accusing the state’s government and law enforcement agencies of disregarding Covid protocols.
“The Health Minister has explained that the Covid-19 rules were not violated at the meeting attended by youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin in Coimbatore,” AMMK General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran said, condemning the statement made by Health Minister Ma Subramaniam that the DMK meeting in Coimbatore was held in the inner arena of Codissia hall. His argument that the DMK performed indoors at the Codissia is akin to “covering up something that happened out in the open.”
“The ceremony drew 25,000 individuals, according to Udhayanidhi Stalin. According to them, even a youngster who views images or recordings of the event that Udhayanidhi Stalin attended will be able to tell if it took place in the inner arena or on an open field. How many of them are wearing masks, at the very least? “Sitting with a social chasm?” TTV Dhinakaran was blasted by TTV Dhinakaran.
What is the point of mobilising DMK members under the guise of consultative sessions at a time when the Central team has also arrived in Tamil Nadu to deal with the Omicron outbreak? Could it be that they are the ones who impose limits to prevent the spread of the disease and put the public’s health at danger through their own members?, Dhinakaran speculated.
“When the police forbade us from paying respect at the revolutionary leader MGR’s memorial, the AMMK acted as a socially responsible political movement, citing Omicron’s growing influence.” But did the police give the DMK permission to hold a rally in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district? If the police had given permission for such discrimination, we would have gone to court in the future, citing the Coimbatore event as evidence, he said. “If the police refused to grant permission while we were protesting with appropriate Covid-19 spread prevention guidelines for public health issues, we would have gone to court in the future, citing the Coimbatore event as evidence,” he said.
VK Sasikala criticised “Does Annasalai, Coimbatore Codissia hall are not known to the police as public places?” in a statement. “Won’t the Omicron spread there?” she wondered. According to Sasikala, the Tamil Nadu government should not act unilaterally and should follow the law of equality for all.