BJP TN president Murugan celebrates Modi’s birthday, hails Periyar too

BJP Tamil Nadu president L Murugan on Thursday celebrated the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hailed the contributions of rationalist E V Ramasamy “Periyar” to social justice.

Speaking to the media, he said he has no hesitation in extending  greetings on the occasion of the late leader’s 142nd birth anniversary.

“We extend our greetings to everyone. There is no second opinion that Periyar slogged for social justice. We have no hesitation in extending our greetings to him,” he said.

Murugan recently said politicians and actors should abstain from doing politics over the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). They should not instigate students against the government.
Addressing reporters at the party headquarters in Chennai, Murugan said DMK leader M K Stalin and actor Suriya should stop playing with the students’ lives and their feelings.

Suriya issued a statement expressing his anguish over the death of medical aspirants, who had ended their lives a day before the NEET was held. He termed NEET as “Manuneedhi Thervu” criticizing the test for having denied an equal opportunity for students from marginalized communities.

Murugan said NEET came into existence when the Congress and the DMK were in power at the Centre . “Why did the DMK remain silent then,” he said, adding that they were busy with the 2G scam then.