'Does TN govt have plans to enact ordinance against online rummy'
Recently, Suryaprakash, a college student from Sathasivapuram in Salem district, attempted suicide after he lost Rs 75,000 in online rummy.
CHENNAI: Enraged over the suicide attempt made by a college student who lost all his money to online rummy, PMK President Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday questioned the State government whether it has any idea to to enact an ordinance to ban online rummy.
Taking to Twitter, Anbumani said "It has been 90 days since the state government announced the enactment of an ordinance to ban online rummy but no action has been taken so far. The issue of banning online rummy and enacting an ordinance was discussed twice in the state cabinet meeting and why is the State government still hesitant on enacting the ordinance. Is the government not willing to protect the people of Tamil Nadu?"
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Recently, Suryaprakash, a college student from Sathasivapuram in Salem district, attempted suicide after he lost Rs 75,000 in online rummy. Suryaprakash had the money for paying college fees and after losing the money he attempted suicide unable to face his family members. The condition of Suryaprakash is still critical.
Anbumani said that already 28 lives were lost for online rummy in one year and now another suicide attempt. "Online rummy has made the college student so addictive that he had lost all his money kept for paying college fees. The government should immediately enact an ordinance to ban online rummy," said Anbumani.