BJP distances itself from Raja's derogatory statement on Kanimozhi

Elias Hubbard
April 20, 2018

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday disassociated itself from party's national secretary H Raja's statement, calling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi an "illegitimate child" of DMK president M Karunanidhi. Commenting on the shortage of currency notes and non-availability of cash in ATMs the Chief Minister said the BJP government at the Centre should bear the responsibility for the current crisis.

"Would journalists question the leader who made his illegitimate child, from an illegitimate relationship, a Rajya Sabha MP, just like they questioned the Governor? Memories of Chidambaram Udayakumar, Anna Nagar Ramesh, Perambalur Sadiq Basha would haunt them", Raja tweeted without taking Kanimozhi's name.

Raja's tweet was in response to Kanimozhi condemning the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit for patting a woman journalist on the cheek instead of answering her question after a press conference. Narayanasamy called Raja's tactics of making adverse remarks on leaders of opposition parties a cheap publicity stunt to gain the attention of one and all.

At another location in the city, a group of DMK workers, led by North Urban District organiser N Muthusamy were arrested for attempting to burn an effigy of Raja, they said. All children are perfectly legitimate.

"Every child has a mother and a father", he said in another tweet in Tamil.

Widespread protests have erupted against Raja across the State as the DMK cadres are either burning Raja's effigies or putting on "garlands of slippers" on his effigies.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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