Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit’s office on Sunday warned that those who try to overawe the Governor will be dealt with sternly as per law.
A day after DMK threatened to intensify its protests against Governor Banwarilal Purohit’s district visits, his office on Sunday said he ‘enjoys unhindered freedom’ to interact with officials and said such visits would continue in future.
Reacting to this, DMK working president M K Stalin said the Raj Bhavan was trying to threaten his party but DMK members would continue their protests.
He also demanded the resignation of Purohit, accusing him of interfering with the state administration. Stalin, along with DMK MLAs and cadres were arrested by police after they held a flash protest near Raj Bhavan demanding the resignation of Purohit and condemning the arrest of 192 cadres in Namakkal who showed black flags to him on Friday.
He said that his party had been holding such protests wherever the Governor went on the pretext of reviewing administrative work.
“But he refuses to pay any attention and continues to make the same mistake. So far, there have been no arrests. But in Namakal, DMK cadre were arrested and sent to judicial custody,” said Stalin.
The flash protest threw traffic out of gear on Sardar Patel Road, Velachery High Road, Gandhi Mandapam Road and Rajiv Gandhi Salai. The protesters were lodged in the YMCA and later released.