A brand new controversy and unconfirmed reviews have erupted in Tamil Nadu that the Union authorities plans to bifurcate the state’s western area, in any other case generally known as the Kongu area, into ‘Kongu Nadu’, HT has learnt.
State BJP leaders have spoken in favour of such a transfer if that’s what the individuals want. “Why are they (DMK) scared about this?” BJP legislative get together chief, Nainar Nagendran, mentioned within the presence of reporters on Sunday. He added that a number of locations in Tamil Nadu finish with a ‘Naadu’.
“However one should bear in mind Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have been divided into two. If that (bifurcation) is the need of the individuals of the state, then the federal government should fulfil it.” BJP state normal secretary Karu Nagarajan mentioned.
The hypothesis, that the Authorities of India would carve out this area into both a separate state or a Union territory, started after profiles of the brand new cupboard minister have been launched on Wednesday. The profile of Tamil Nadu’s outgoing BJP chief L Murugan, who was inducted into the Union cupboard, referred to him as hailing from ‘Kongu Naadu, Tamil Nadu’.
On June 10, a vernacular every day revealed a report that the Centre was planning a bifurcation as a befitting response to the DMK authorities referring to the Narendra Modi-led authorities as ‘Ondriya Arasu, in Tamil which means Union authorities, and never the Central authorities. On the identical day, BJP nationwide president of the ‘Mahila Morcha’, Vanathi Srinivasan, on her Fb web page, quoted historic Tamil texts to help the declare that Kongu was a separate geographical area. Srinivasan hails from the western area and is an elected MLA from Coimbatore which is a part of the area.
The ruling DMK, and its allies, have dismissed the reviews and spoken out in opposition to it. DMK MP Kanimozhi informed reporters on Sunday, “No person can divide Tamil Nadu. Nobody wants to fret about such issues, the state is now below a secure authorities.”
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) chief Ok S Alagiri termed the demand for a Kongu Nadu as a “figment of creativeness”. Senior Congress chief Thirunavukuarasu mentioned, “there is no such thing as a likelihood for this. Although it has occurred to different states there is no such thing as a necessity for it right here in Tamil Nadu for now.” Communist Social gathering of India (Marxist) chief G Balakrishnan mentioned that the BJP was trying this for political features. “That is harmful,” he mentioned. The individuals of Tamil Nadu won’t enable this. Such actions by the BJP to enter Tamil Nadu by way of the backdoor will solely trigger extreme repercussions for the get together,” mentioned Balakrishnan.
AMMK chief TTV Dhinakaran known as this a divisive measure alongside caste traces and urged chief minister MK Stalin to clear the difficulty.
The western areas have been the bastion of the AIADMK and two MLAs from BJP have been elected from the area within the election outcomes that have been introduced on Might 2. The AIADMK-led alliance with the BJP received 33 of the overall 50 seats. Whereas the DMK mix swept different areas within the state, the AIADMK alliance registered its greatest efficiency within the Kongu area.