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Ministers, MP go all out to allay fears of minorities
In the wake of simmering Citizenship Amendment Act protests, AIADMK Ministers KA Sengottaiyan, RB Udhayakumar and Theni MP OP Ravindranath are now on a campaign trail to gain the confidence of Muslim voters coming under their constituencies. However, the recent firing in Delhi against anti-CAA protestors killing more than two dozen lives had made matters worse for the party, admit party insiders.
A few days after the AIADMK headquarters issued a joint statement by the party leaders Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam, the AIADMK functionaries are now addressing public campaigns. It may be noted that CM Palaniswami had been reiterating that his party has always remained determined to protect minority communities from any harm.
All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi founder Sarath Kumar had also pitched in support of the alliance partner AIADMK stating that the Opposition are spreading falsehood about CAA and there is no threat for the Muslims under the controversial Act.
Senior Minister Sengottaiyan in a public meeting at Erode alleged that the DMK was trying to play divisive politics by spreading rumours creating tension among the minorities. “AIADMK had always stood for the minorities and will continue to protect the interests of Muslims,” the Minister said.
Assuring that the state government was committed to the development and welfare of all the people, Udhayakumar during his public meeting said that the party will continue to follow the principles of late leaders Jayalalithaa and MGR under which minorities are always protected. Raveendranath, who is now addressing back to back meetings in Theni alleged that the DMK was pretending to be a party fighting for the welfare of minorities.