Tamil Nadu

Stalin warns those indulging in cheap politics in the garb of ‘nationalism’

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Sunday warned those indulging in cheap politics using the label of ‘nationalism’, saying they would be dealt with stringently.

He assured his party cadre that strict action would be taken against those who flung footwear at the official vehicle of State Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan in Madurai on Saturday.

“All those forces who were the instigators of the attack will face the harshest of punishments legally if they indulge in these type of activities. This is Tamil Nadu. Your political games will not work here,” he said in a statement.

Those who threw footwear at the Minister’s car and insulted the national flag on his vehicle had been arrested.

Mr. Stalin said Mr. Thiaga Rajan had responded to the incident in a very dignified manner, even tweeting that the ‘Cinderalla’ who had thrown one of her footwear at his car could collect it.

The DMK is a democratic party and has won over several challenges peacefully, Mr. Stalin said, adding: “We are working with caution to ensure that there is not even a small problem to Tamil Nadu’s peace. If certain political wastrels with anti-social elements try to use this to their advantage, I assure you that they will not get away from the law of the land,” Mr. Stalin said.


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