M K Stalin, CM of Tamil Nadu, has strongly denounced the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and called for it to be reversed. He stated that this action was an attack on all progressive democratic forces in India and that all political parties should recognize this and join forces in response.
He declared that the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as a Member of Parliament was an attempt to “threaten and curtail” the fundamental democratic right of a national party leader and MP to express their opinion. Furthermore, he asserted that to bar Rahul Gandhi from appealing the decision before he was disqualified was a violation of his right as an elected Member of Parliament.
He blamed the BJP for being behind the disqualification of Rahul, claiming that the speed with which it took place gave the impression that the party had been anticipating the opportunity. “It is now clear how much the BJP is scared of Rahul Gandhi. The impact created by Bharat Jodo Yatra is the reason for the fear,” said Stalin.
Stalin accused the BJP of losing its right to speak of democracy and demanded the revocation of Rahul’s disqualification, as nobody had responded to his accusations in Parliament.
Kanimozhi, a DMK MP, referred to it as a retaliatory act and said, “Our voices will only become louder, and our bond against forces that disrespect the tenets of democracy will only become stronger.”
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President K S Alagiri said the party would soon organize nationwide protests against the BJP for the attempts to muzzle voices of the opposition. Recalling Indira Gandhi’s post-snatching incident, Alagiri said Rahul Gandhi would also be successful in his battle against the dictatorship.
Naam Tamilar Katchi chief Seeman stated, “The BJP’s constant political excesses smothering opposition and stifling autonomous bodies is unacceptable tyranny. These anti-democratic acts would ruin the country.”
Thol Thirumavalavan, president of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, declared the disqualification to be a political plot and an attempt to eliminate electoral politics.
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