Chennai: Contending that there is no room for violence in politics, BJP state president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has called upon political parties to imbibe the culture of healthy debates.
Referring to the standoff between the BJP and VCK members over Vijay-starrer Mersal and “violent scenes” that were witnessed during her party’s recent meeting in Karur when VCK activists allegedly attacked the saffron party members, Dr Tamilisai said, “there is no place for violence in politics, don’t confront (our) volunteers. There should a (healthy) exchange of views, but not clash between cadres.”
Speaking to reporters here on Sunday she said the allegations that the truth on the excavation at Keezhadi was suppressed is untrue. Both Tamil culture and Hindutva were one and the same.
On actor Kamal Haasan’s political ambitions, Dr Tamilisai replied that what is important is not who entered politics but whom the people accepted.
The BJP senior leader said the inquiry commission constituted by the State government to probe the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa should conduct the “probe in a fair manner, and clear the doubts in the minds of people.”
“The commission should probe various issues, such as the treatment provided to her, why she was not hospitalised earlier and who were all the doctors who treated her”, she said.
“We wish to contest from the R.K. Nagar Assembly byelection”, she replied to a question.
“But there are several issues that should be addressed first. For instance, there are allegations of 45,000 bogus voters, have they been weeded out and has the electoral roll been updated with the correct names, were the candidates who bribed voters disqualified and action being taken on all those who distributed notes for votes. If the elections are held in a free and fair manner, the BJP will definitely contest the bypoll”, she replied.