Chennai: Lashing out at the opposition DMK for agitating against Governor Banwarilal Purohit's review meetings, the BJP on Wednesday said the Governor had to undertake such action only because he was concerned about the people's welfare whereas no such thing happened in the BJP-ruled states as good governance prevailed there.
“Just because Governor (Banwarilal Purohit) is holding review meetings with State government officials, it should not be said that TN is under Governor's rule. Opposition to Governor's review in TN is unfair. Since good governance prevails in the BJP-ruled States, the Governors don't review the schemes there,” BJP state president Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has tweeted. The party chief took to the microblogging site campaign in defence of the Governor whose reviews are being opposed by the DMK and other parties.
On Wednesday, during a visit to Pudukottai in the State, she told reporters that the Governor's review should not be construed as Governor's rule. She urged the DMK to drop its black flag agitation against the Governor and said the welfare schemes are properly being implemented in the BJP-ruled states, hence the need for Governor's review does not arise in those States.
“Yesterday the DMK members showed black flags to the Governor when he visited Thanjavur. Has he come to politics or has he come to do anything bad for the people. He has come only to serve the people. Opposing this is unacceptable. The DMK should give up this kind of unhealthy politics,” she said and recalled that State Tamil Culture Minister K. Pandiarajan had described Mr. Purohit as “people's Governor.”
While speaking at a function got up to unveil a statue of former CM M. G. Ramachandran in Thanjavur on Jan 2, Mr. Pandiarajan had justified the review meetings and said Mr. Banwarilal Purohit is a “people's governor who has come from orange growing Nagpur to paddy growing Thanjavur.”
At the function, Mr. Purohit paid tributes to MGR and lauded the late leader's noon meal scheme.