Jaya, Hindu outfits seek dismissal of DMK Govt

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Chennai, Sep 23 (UNI) The main Opposition AIADMK, the BJP and other Hindu outfits today demanded the dismissal of the DMK Government in Tamil Nadu in the wake of attacks on the party offices of the BJP, Hindu Munnani and the VHP, condemning the reported 'fatwa' against Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for his remarks against Lord Ram.

Condemning the attack, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, in a statement here, demanded the immediate dismissal of the DMK Government in Tamil Nadu for acting in an ''anti-constitutional'' manner.

Terming the regime in the State as ''jungle raj'', she recalled the recent violent incidents in Madurai and alleged that the law and order situation in the State was deteriorating.

BJP State Vice-President G Kumaravelu told reporters that the party would petition Governor S S Barnala, demanding the dismissal of the Government.

The party's core committee meeting would be held here tomorrow after the senior state leaders return from the National Executive at Bhopal. ''Later, we will meet the Governor to submit the petition,'' he added.

Both Ms Jayalalithaa and Mr Kumaravelu accused DMK Treasurer and Electricity Minister Arcot N Veerasamy of inciting violence.

Hindu Munnani leader Rama Gopalan told reporters that the law and order situation had deteriorated in the State. He asked whether the DMK leader could make such remarks about Lord Ram at Ayodhya or Kasi.

Hindu Makkal Katchi and the Tamil Nadu unit of the Janata Dal (United) also demanded the dismissal of the Government to restore democracy in the State.

However, coming to the aid of the DMK, DPI General Secretary Thirumavalavan urged the Centre to detain VHP leader Ram Vilas Vedanti under the National Security Act for issuing the fatwa and impose a ban on the VHP.

UNI

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