Chennai, Mar 16 (BPNS)
The Dravidian outfit, Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam has sent packets of ashes to Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi as a symbolic protest against him not giving assent to the bill passed by the state legislative assembly to ban online gambling.
The protestors said that this was a symbolic protest to bring to the notice of society that 42 people had lost their lives due to losses in online gambling including online Rummy and the ashes were sent to the Governor to make him realize the gravity of the issue.
It may be noted that the Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi had returned the bill passed by the state legislative assembly after four months of lying it dormant in his table. The Governor had rejected the bill citing the legal competence of the legislative assembly to pass such a bill.
The TPDK cadres said that they have mixed the ashes of a few of the 42 who committed suicide due to losses in online gambling while sending it to the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
It may be noted that the state government led by the Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin, and the Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi has been at loggerheads and the Governor had even walked out of the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly during the last session.