Ram Rajya Rath yatra entered with a huge protest in Tirvunelveli district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The protest was mainly seen by DMK, Pro-Tamil and Muslim outffits claiming that it would affect the communal harmony of the state.
The ruling AIADMK government faced criticism from the politicians from the opposition for allowing the Rath Yatra to enter in the state.
Mk Stalin lead the protest by sitting along with MLA’s near the assembly. However, they were detained by the police. Speaking to the reporters Stalin said that the present government is dancing according to the BJP government.
He said, “This just show that the current government is doing whatever the BJP says. They dance to the centre’s tune. Even when a Periyar statue is vandalised they will not take any action”.
The high drama started when Chief Minister Palaniswami passed a statement saying, “The yatra has passed through five states. It is not right to give it political colour. As far as Tamil Nadu is concerned, all religions have equal rights. Nobody can stop that. It is a democracy. We can’t differentiate between religions. It is the government’s duty in a democracy to protest its people. We are fulfilling that duty. But some leaders are looking for political mileage in this”.
Asking to the superstar Rajinikanth who will soon enter in politics, he said Ram Rajya Rath yatra shouldn’t affect the communal harmony of Tamil Nadu as it is a peace loving state.
Breaking all the assumption that whether he is turning towards BJP, the actor added, ‘BJP is not behind me. God is behind me and the people are behind me’.
The yatra after entering into Tamil Nadu will proceed towards Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari and will reach Rameswaram on 22 March. The government claimed to take the strict action in case of disturbance in the state.