CM not greeting on Hindu festivals is unacceptable: Annamalai

Annamalai said that he wishes that chief minister Stalin would realise that not greeting festivals celebrated by the majority of the people in the state is akin to ignoring those people.
TN BJP chief Annamalai
TN BJP chief AnnamalaiFile photo

CHENNAI: BJP state president K Annamalai on Wednesday said that chief minister MK Stalin not greeting people on Hindu festivals is totally unacceptable.

In a statement, Annamalai said that the Chief Minister who claimed that 90 per cent of his party members were Hindus should greet the people for the Hindu festivals as it would reach their members too.

“Chief Minister Stalin did not greet for Hindu festivals last year. People who expected his greeting for this year's festivals were also left disappointed. As the president of the DMK party, it would be his personal choice whether to greet people during the festival or not. Now you are an elected representative. It is totally unacceptable that whishing only Christians and Muslim brothers while ignoring Hindu festivals, ” he said, conveying his party's Vinayak Chaturthi greetings to the chief minister.

Annamalai said that he wishes that chief minister Stalin would realise that not greeting festivals celebrated by the majority of the people in the state is akin to ignoring those people.

Union Minister of State and BJP leader L Murugan also said that the chief minister should greet people during Vinayaka Chaturthi. Responding to Murugan, CPI (M) leader and writer Arunan wondered why Vaishnavite Jeeyar did not wish for Vinayaka Chaturthi. “Likewise, DMK leader has a policy. People voted him to power knowing all this, ” he tweeted.

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