Post-fatwa attack, BJP seeks dismissal of TN Govt

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Chennai, Sep 23 (UNI) Condemning the attack on its office as well as those of Hindu outfits like the Hindu Munnani and the VHP, the BJP today demanded the dismissal of the DMK government in Tamil Nadu, alleging that the law and order situation in the state had deteriorated.

Talking to reporters after the attack on BJP party office 'Kamalalayam', party Vice-President G Kumaravelu said the party would meet Governor S S Barnala and submit a petition, 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.

Mr Kumaravelu said the DMK workers barged into the party office, ransacked and damaged the vehicles and furniture, besides damaging the window panes.

He accused DMK Treasurer and Electricity Minister Arcot N Veerasamy of inciting violence.

A complaint was lodged with the police, demanding action against Mr Veerasamy, party sources said.

Meanwhile, BJP General Secretary Tamizhisai Soundararajan told reporters that the attack was a pre-planned one.

She said eight BJP workers present in the office were injured in the incident.

Ms Soundararajan, who also sustained injuries in her forearm, said, ''when this can happen to a national party like BJP, I wonder what is going on in Tamil Nadu.'' UNI

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