DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Thursday said that hereafter he would wear only black shirts in protest against the AIADMK regime.
In a statement here, he said his original plan was to wear a black shirt while participating in the human chain planned by the DMK to highlight the failure of the AIADMK government on all fronts on October 5.
However, as the State government denied permission for the protest, he has decided to wear black shirt permanently to express his opposition to the present regime.
Mr. Karunanidhi said when Periyar E.V. Ramasamy, founder of the Dravidar Kazhagam, called for the formation of a ‘black shirt army’ in 1945, he was the first person to enrol as a member.
Wondering why the government had denied permission for a sort of protest that was normally allowed, he said AIADMK members had even attended the Assembly wearing black shirts. And on Thursday, doctors staged a human chain protest against entrance examination for medical college admission.
Instead of a human chain protest, the DMK has decided to distribute pamphlets against the misrule of the AIADMK regime.
Partymen have been asked to prepare pamphlets by copying slogans published in the party organ, Murasoli.
In Chennai, the distribution will be done on October 5 and in other places over the next two days.
“We actually wanted to stage a protest for a couple of hours. But the ruling regime has forced us to extend the protest for three days,” Mr Karunanidhi said.