Chennai, June 14 (BPNS)
The Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA),the political coalition led by the DMK will conduct a protest march in Coimbatore on June 16 against the arrest of Tamil Nadu minister for Electricity, Senthil Balaji on June 14, Wednesday.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) said that the agitation has been planned to condemn the ,”anti-people, anti- democratic and intimidatory politics of the BJP.”
The joint statement signed by the DMK general secretary Duraimurugan has Congress, MDMK, Dravidar Kazhagam, CPI-M, CPI, VCK, Kongu Nadu Makkal Desiya Katchi, Manidhaneya Makkal Katchi, IUML and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi said that the BJP government at the centre was using official agencies across states against its political opponents.
The statement also said that as the BJP cannot win in Tamil Nadu, the saffron party was trying a backdoor entry.
The Secular Progressive Alliance in the statement also said that the minister was tortured in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate even after he had assured all cooperation to the ED. The SPA leaders also came out strongly against the ED conducting raids at the office of the minister in the state secretariat and added, “We are not frightened by such actions”.
The statement also said that the recent visit of Union Home Minister, Amit Shah was a failure and to hide this failure, the action against Senthil Balaji was initiated.