Tamil Nadu: BJP delegation calls on Governor

Chennai: The BJP delegation, led by former Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, which came to Chennai to investigate and prepare a report on the alleged ‘atrocities and harassments’ on their party members, submitted a memorandum to Governor R N Ravi listing the false cases foisted on their cadre by the State’s law enforcement agencies.

The delegation, comprising Sathyapal Singh, MP, BJP Andhra Pradesh president D Purendeswari, P C Mohan, MP, and Gowda, was announced by BJP national president J P Nadda after a series of crackdowns were carried out on BJP leaders. One of them related to the protest organized against the removal of a party flag mast erected outside the compound of BJP State President K Annamalai’s house.

After meeting some of the alleged victims of police atrocities and also having discussions with State leaders of the party, the delegation had prepared the memorandum to the Governor. As Sadananda Gowda said the ongoing police action against his party workers would be escalated at the national level.

A report would also be submitted to the party president and also to Home Minister Amit Shah since what was happening in the State was serious, he said, adding that when flag posts of various political parties are allowed to remain even on highways, the one outside the State President, K Annamalai’s house was removed.

The DMK governments’ inimical action against its members stemmed from his party’s popularity increasing in the State of late with the DMK’s support waning. The yatra undertaken by Annamalai across the State had led to the BJP’s popularity peaking, he said.

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