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DMK MK Kanimozhi slams BJP for hijab line, says it pits people against people – Reuters



CHENNAI: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Kanimozhi on Saturday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party over the ongoing hijab row in Karnataka and alleged they were turning people against people. She said what a woman chooses to wear is her right.

Speaking to reporters after casting his vote at St Ebbas Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Chennai in the ongoing local city elections in 38 districts of Tamil Nadu, Kanimozhi said, “It is very sad that they are going up people against people in the name of religion. What a woman chooses to wear is her right. I don’t think anyone has the right to decide if it’s too much or too little.”

Talking about the ongoing local polls, the DMK MP said that people are satisfied with the work of the state government, which will be reflected in the poll results.

“People are very happy with the DMK government, and I think that will definitely be reflected in the verdict of the local elections. It will be a very nice victory for the DMK,” she said.

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Earlier in the day, Chief Minister MK Stalin cast his ballot at a voting booth at SIET College in Teynampet and urged people to vote and exercise their democratic rights while voting for local body elections in 38 districts of Tamil Nadu. .

Speaking to reporters, CM Stalin said, “Mahatma Gandhi had mentioned the importance of civic bodies in the Indian regime. Civic bodies help government programs reach the people. People should be required to vote.”

He added: “A few days later, AIADMK MLA SO Velumani organized a demonstration, demanding the deployment of paramilitary forces in the city. It’s nothing but a tragedy.

The CM also said: “By voting, people complain about certain initiatives and we assure that action will be taken based on their merit.” He also declared that the DMK alliance would win the elections of the 21 companies.

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