The state BJP and the AIADMK has given a warm welcome to the visiting Union Home Minister. Traditional dance and musical performances and cheering crowds gathered along the busy GST Road to welcome Amit Shah, who was visiting to attend government functions walk away few steps greeting the party workers. More surprise was seen when he apologises for his inability to speak in Tamil, and by launching political complaints at the DMK.
“Tamil people have been leaders in science and arts. The contribution of its leaders and people to the Independence movement cannot be forgotten,” Shah said. He then paid tributes to late Chief Ministers and AIADMK leaders MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa. Recalling the leaders contributions to the development of Tamil Nadu, he later contrasted the same with the “dynasty rule and corrupt governance” prevalent when the DMK-Congress combine was in power.
“The DMK would face rout in the elections...only ‘democratic forces’ will prevail,” Shah said, while reminding the public about the 2G scam. In comparison, he said, “the Modi government had given Tamil Nadu its due share and rights, unlike any other previous Central government.” Shah hailed the leadership of Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam in the development of Tamil Nadu. “Under their leadership, the State is progressing well." He added, "I am confident that this government will continue on the path shown by MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa.”