The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president K.S. Alagiri on Sunday alleged that there would be no democrat left in the country if the BJP punished political leaders and activists in a manner similar to how they ensured Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from the Lok Sabha. Alagiri claimed that the government planned it deliberately to silence the voice of the opposition as it was aware that if any issue was raised inside the Parliament, either the Prime Minister or the Finance Minister would have to respond.
The Congress leader asserted that while they were not against the Union government extending a helping hand to corporate houses, they questioned the advantages given to a particular corporate group owned by Adani that was not given to Birlas, Goenkas, TATAs and TVS groups. He added that black flag protests were organized in Chennai not to target PM Modi as an individual but to oppose his policies and views that are veering towards an autocrat regime.
Separately, Alagiri issued notice to Dindigul Congress Committee President D. Manikandan, asking him to explain why he made certain remarks contrary to the party’s policies at a protest meeting. Manikandan had reportedly said he would cut off the tongue of the Surat judge, who had convicted Mr. Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case and sentenced him to two years imprisonment resulting in the latter’s disqualification from Wayanad MP.
Adani Group is one of the biggest corporate groups in India. Led by billionaire Gautam Adani, it operates in multiple industries and sectors such as energy, financial services, logistics, aerospace, green energy and more. The group has recently been in the news due to its alleged close links to the union government and due to its alleged benefits from the government’s decisions.
K.S. Alagiri is a veteran Congress leader who currently serves as the President of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC). He is a vocal opponent of the government’s policies and has been actively raising his voice against the government in recent times. He has also been vocal against the government’s handling of Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, alleging that it was an extreme measure done deliberately to keep the opposition silent.