DMK cheating people over CAA: CM

Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday accused the DMK of deceiving the people over the CAA and dared it to explain which minority community has been affected by the law in the state.

intervening in the State Assembly when a DMK member batted for a House resolution opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, he slammed the principal opposition party and said it was deceiving the people on the issue.

“Please show which minority communities born and living in Tamil Nadu are affected (by the CAA), then I will answer.” He accused DMK of deceiving people by spreading false and baseless narrative and creating unrest in the State.

The CM’s statement comes a day before anti-CAA protesters had planned a rally towards the Assembly seeking a resolution against the CAA, NRC and NPR. The budget session of the Assembly has already witnessed heated debates on the issue.

He said that a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act cannot be passed in Assembly since it comes within the purview of the Central government.

”DMK should clarify on who in the State is getting affected by the CAA. The implementation of CAA is at the disposal of the Central government,” he said. Discussions on the CAA were carried out in the House for the second day today.

On Monday, Palaniswami said the police had to use force during the anti-CAA protest at Washermenpet in the city on Friday as the agitators damaged public property and pelted stones, slippers and water bottles at the police.