Thanking people for extending overwhelming support to the signature campaign organised by his party-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA), DMK president MK Stalin on Sunday advised the ruling AIADMK to atone for its sins by passing a resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at least in the ensuing Budget session of the state Assembly which starts on February 14.
“People who take signature by force, forcibly issue membership card to a retired judge during courtesy call and bank on missed call for membership drive would only feel threatened by the success of the signature campaign organised by the DMK and allies and public support to it,” remarked Stalin.
Urging the ruling AIADMK not to permit National Population Register (NPR) in Tamil Nadu under any circumstances, the DMK president cautioned that the AIADMK regime will incur the wrath of the people if it implements NPR to please the BJP.
Attributing the enormity of the success of the campaign to the hard work of alliance leaders and his party workers, Stalin, in his letter to the cadre, said the signature campaign was organised also to protect Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and media savvy Ministers endangered by the CAA because they might know the place and date of birth of their parents. Detailing the various measures taken by the Opposition alliance, including the conduct of an all-party meeting against CAA, NPR and NRC, clarification to actor Rajinikanth on the issue and successful completion of signature campaign which fetched nearly two crore signatures, Stalin who is also the Leader of Opposition said they would advance the next level of protest if the Centre does not reconsider its stand on the citizenship issue even after they submit the collected signatures to the President.