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Protest on NEET turns murkier in TN, Black flag demonstration against Governor

- April 19, 2022

Chennai, April 19 (BPNS)

The protests against the Tamil Nadu Governor, R.N. Ravi not forwarding the Anti–NEET bill passed for the second time by the legislative assembly to the President of India has turned murkier. The Dalit outfit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Dravida Kazhagam (DK) activists along with the CPI and CPM workers staged a black flag demonstration against Tamil Nadu Governor, R.N. Ravi at Myladuthurai on Tuesday.

The DMK has been protesting against the Governor not forwarding the anti-NEET bill passed unanimously by the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly for the second time to the President of India. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin had expressed unhappiness against the Governor for not forwarding the bill to the President and had boycotted the ‘At-Home’ celebrations organized by the Raj Bhavan to mark the Tamil New Year, ‘Puthandu’.

A strong police contingent was deployed to prevent any untoward incidents when the Governor was on his way to Sri Abhirami Amirtha Kadeswarar Thirukadaiyur temple at Dharmapuram Adheenam mutt but the protestors waved black flags at the Governor and some threw the flags on the road.

Police averted a tense situation when a group of BJP members reached the spot to welcome the Governor.

The local leadership of the VCK, DK and the left parties had met the Adheenam mutt authorities and expressed their unhappiness in inviting the Governor to the function.

Police officers said that 60 persons were detained for showing black flag to the Governor at Myladuthurai which included DK, VCK, and Left party cadres.

The Myladuthurai District Collector, R. Lalitha had earlier welcomed the Governor as per protocol.