Chennai: The chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Bihar, two states that have been at odds over alleged “assaults on migrants” within the southern state simply three months in the past, expressed solidarity with one another, with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar even saying that he had at all times rooted for Tamil Nadu’s ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
A press release by Nitish was learn out by DMK MP Tiruchi N. Siva in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvarur district throughout an occasion by the DMK to inaugurate the Kalaignar Kottam, a memorial constructed for former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi, in Kattur, as a part of his start centenary celebrations.
Nitish, who was the one chief minister to be invited by the DMK, couldn’t be current attributable to well being causes. The occasion, nevertheless, was attended by his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad.
Referring to the row over the alleged assaults on migrants from Bihar in Tamil Nadu, Nitish acknowledged that Tamil Nadu CM M.Ok. Stalin had reassured him that the information was faux. “Bihar persons are taken care of within the state with love and affection,” learn Nitish’s letter.
On the occasion, Stalin reiterated his intention to attend the Opposition assembly known as by Nitish in Bihar this Friday, wherein not less than 17 events — together with the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena, Aam Aadmi Occasion, CPM, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha — are more likely to be current. He additionally mentioned Nitish had spoken to him over the telephone.
Stalin additional paid tribute to his father Karunanidhi, and mentioned: “Within the Lok Sabha polls of 2024, 40 (Lok Sabha seats) will probably be ours, and the nation will probably be ours.”
The Kottam comprised a ‘Muthuvelar (library)’, which was inaugurated by Tejashwi. Stalin inaugurated a statue of Karunanidhi, a museum and a wedding corridor. Tejashwi was given a tour of the museum and photograph exhibition, and 5 marriages have been carried out there within the presence of each leaders.
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Nitish’s message to Tiruvarur
Praising Karunanidhi, Nitish mentioned in his speech that Kalaignar — as Karunanidhi was popularly known as — had entered politics on the age of 14. He was in politics for the following 80 years, and the chief of the DMK for 50 years, and it was an achievement that no nationwide or regional chief may comply with up, he added. Karunanidhi had died in 2018 aged 94.
Nitish known as himself a supporter of the DMK by means of the years and acknowledged that he had mentioned, throughout his final assembly with Karunanidhi in 2017 and once more in 2018 after his demise, that the DMK would return to energy in Tamil Nadu and that Stalin can be the CM.
Nitish additionally complimented Stalin for “doing an important job” within the state.
Tejashwi spoke about how the “concepts of Karunanidhi proceed to resonate and encourage generations”, and mentioned that “Karunanidhi’s social justice insurance policies have been a information for the current technology”.
He added: “We should weave collectively the material of social justice, equality and empathy into the very core of our governance construction. We will foster an setting the place each citizen feels valued, each voice is heard, the place nobody is left behind.”
Stalin, in the meantime, urged the individuals of the state to come back collectively to defeat the BJP.
Quoting Karunanidhi, he mentioned: “Democracy is sort of a lamp for a home, whereas autocracy is sort of a forest fireplace. The BJP within the final 10 years has been spreading the fireplace of autocracy and now we have the duty to cease it.”
“I’m going to Patna on 23 June, along with your love, your religion, and within the democratic warfare I will probably be collaborating because the charioteer of Karunanidhi,” he added. “We’re at a time the place we’re in a troublesome spot to guard Indian democracy. If we don’t cease them now, the state of Tamil Nadu with a legacy of two,000-3,000 years will stop to exist. If the BJP is allowed to proceed in energy, then there will probably be in poor health results for the Tamils, Tamil Nadu, India and its future.”
(Edited by Nida Fatima Siddiqui)
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