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TN Chief Minister for showcasing rejected RD parade tableaus across state

- January 19, 2022

Chennai, Jan 19 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin said that the tableaus rejected by the expert committee of the Union government which were to be displayed in Republic Day parade will now be showcased in the Parade at Chennai as well across the state.

He said that the state would also undertake a photo exhibition titled ‘ Tamil Nadu in Freedom Struggle’ that was held earlier would now be organized in all major cities across the country.

Stalin in a statement on Tuesday expressed shock and disbelief over the rejection of tableaus projected by the state for participating in the Republic Day parade and said that the contribution of Tamil Nadu for the country’s independence was no less than any other state. He said that the letter written by the Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh rejecting the tableaus of the state was unconvincing.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister also pointed out that the ‘Vellore Mutiny’ that took place in 1806 preceded the Sepoy mutiny of 1857 and said that ‘Veerathai’ Velu Nachiyar, the queen of Nachiyar had fought against the British almost seventy years before Rani of Jhansi’s fight against the invaders.

He also said that Tamil Nadu had given birth to several freedom fighters lie Veerapandya Kattabomman, the Maruthur brothers,  Veeran Sundralingam, Pulithevan, Dheeran Chinnamalai, and many others.

He said that the rejection of tableaus depicting such brave warriors from Tamil Nadu was an insult to the people of the state.