Chennai, Jan 3 (BPNS)
Actor-turned-politician, Gayathri Raghuramm who was suspended from the BJP by the party state president, K. Annamalai has quit the primary membership of the party.
Gayathri in a series of tweets said, “ I have taken the decision with a heavy heart to resign from TNBJP for giving an opportunity for an enquiry, equal rights and respect for women. Under Annamalai’s leadership, women are not safe. I feel better to be trolled as an outsider.”
It may be noted that the BJP Tamil Nadu state president, K. Annamalai had suspended Gayathri Raghuramm from all party positions for a period of six months from November. This was following an open social media spat she had with the then OBC morcha state leader, Tiruchi Suriya. Suriya was reprimanded by the party leadership after his voice chats with party minority morcha leader Daisy Sarin in which he was verbally abusing her was leaked to the media.
Gayathri Raghuramm who was the state president of the BJP Other State and Overseas Tamil Development Wing and had joined issue with Tiruchi Suriya.
Interestingly, Suriya who is the son of DMK leader and Member of Parliament, Tiruchi Shiva had also resigned from the party and had lashed out against the party-state organizing secretary, Keshava Vinayagam.
Gayathri Raghuramm in a series of tweets after quitting the party on Tuesday said,” I strongly believe in Hindu Dharma in my heart and conscience. I don’t need to search for it in a political party. I rather go to a temple in search of God and Dharma. God is everywhere. God is with me. Justice delayed is justice denied.”
With the resignation of two prominent young leaders, Tiruchi Suriya and Gayathri Raguramm, the Tamil Nadu BJP is in a crisis, and criticism has mounted against the police-type functioning of party state president, K. Annamalai who was an IPS officer turned politician.