Tamilisai slams Karunanidhi for ‘second Emergency’ remarks

Tamilisai slams Karunanidhi for ‘second Emergency’ remarks

BJP state unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan has launched a sharp attack on DMK president M Karunanidhi for his remarks that the ban on NDTV India could lead to a “second Emergency”.

She asked why he had “forgotten” the Emergency imposed by the Congress government in 1975 when DMK had formed coalition with the party.

“Did Kalaignar, who says he is reminded of second Emergency following the ban on a TV channel, forget about the Emergency imposed by Congress when he aligned with it,” she asked.

Waging a war with Karunanidhi on her official Twitter handle, in Tamil, she mocked the DMK president, “why did not this freedom of expression come to your mind when Dinakaran (newspaper office) was torched and Dinamalar (Tamil daily) was attacked? Has the nation’s security become a question mark?”

Speaking to reporters in Nagercoil on Sunday, she asked what steps were taken by the Congress and DMK in finding a long-lasting solution to the Cauvery dispute when they were in power at the Centre and in Tamil Nadu.

She also wondered whether both the parties would come out with a list of schemes they had implemented for farmers during their rule.