A case has been filed against AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi K Palanisamy for protesting without permission and breaking Covid-19 protocol.
AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi K Palanisamy has been booked for protesting without permission and breaking Covid-19 protocol. A case has been filed against the Opposition leader and other party workers at Suramangalam, in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district.
Palaniswami, along with party cadres, staged a protest in Salem against the ruling DMK on Wednesday, alleging that the party made false electoral promises in order to come to power in Tamil Nadu. Similar demonstrations were held across the state by AIADMK leaders, including party co-ordinator O Panneerselvam leading a protest in his native Theni district.
“The DMK claimed that as soon as MK Stalin assumed charge as CM, they would reduce the price of petrol per litre by Rs 5, diesel price by Rs 4, would provide Rs 1,000 cash monthly for homemakers, waive education loans, waive loans on jewels pledged up to five sovereigns, introduce a monthly billing cycle for power tariff, and they said NEET would be cancelled in Tamil Nadu,” said Palaniswami, adding that none of these promises have been met.
Speaking to journalists, the Opposition leader charged that after failing to fulfil its poll promises, the DMK government was attempting to divert the public’s attention by filing false cases on former ministers and AIADMK functionaries.
During the protest held in front of his residence, Palaniswami was seen carrying a placard that read “What happened to the electoral assurance. Stalin government, what happened to (the promise) of cancelling NEET.”
The action against Palaniswami comes two days after several AIADMK leaders and 3,500 others were booked for violating Covid-19 protocol in Villupuram for being part of a massive protest against the MK Stalin-led DMK government. According to the police, Covid-19 norms went for a toss as thousands gathered for the protest, without wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing.