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“Deviation from Annadurai’s principles led to violence”

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Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan
Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Deviation from “duty, dignity and discipline,” the principles cherished by former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai, led to the violence on the Madras High Court premises, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan said on Friday.

“The clash between advocates, who are supposed to uphold the principles of justice, and policemen, who are responsible for maintaining law and order, only goes to show that we have deviated from the three principles of Annadurai. It is painful and shameful,” she said.

The Minister was delivering a lecture on Annadurai’s contribution to the development of women organised by the International Institute of Tamil Studies.

According to her, Annadurai achieved the DMK’s three important objectives within a short span of his chief ministership: he renamed the Madras Presidency Tamil Nadu; introduced the two-language policy; and accorded legal sanction for self-respect marriages.

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