DMK MP A Raja on Monday apologized to Chief Minister K Palaniswami for making some remarks referring to his mother who later died, but claimed his remarks were ‘misunderstood’ and ‘manipulated’.
Apologies to the king AIADMK The veteran man arrived a day after the chief minister became emotional at an election rally in Chennai to recall the episode, after police booked a Nilgiris MP in the relevant section of the Indian Penal Code and the Representation of the People Act.
Election of 234 members Tamil Nadu assembly It will be held next April.
Raja said he had made it clear at a public meeting in Gudalur in the district on Sunday that he did not intend to insult Palaniswami or his late mother, but he was using a childish comparison between the leadership qualities of his party chief MK Stalin and the prime minister. Analogy.
“Nevertheless, I have received news that the Chief Minister has become emotional over my remarks and I am deeply concerned about it. I apologize for the heartfelt misunderstanding.”
“In fact, I really have no hesitation in apologizing to Chief Minister Palaniswami, if he is really hurt and for politics (doesn’t do it) (becomes sensitive)”, he said in a statement to reporters.
To clarify the matter with the chief minister, his party workers and others, Raja said his remarks were not personal criticisms of the two leaders, but speculations and comparisons between Stalin and Palaniswamy, two politicians in public life.
Raja, who chose his words “for political reasons,” said that while acquitting him in the 2G spectrum allocation scandal, Special Judge OP Saini said the case was “not about misinterpretation of files, reader selection of files, etc.” Beyond the relevant text of the files, “and said that his statement should be viewed at the controversial 40-minute conclusion.
He said he prolonged the apology after the chief minister became emotional and did not want the episode to be a “black mark” on his public life. He added that he did not want to embarrass his party, the DMK, or its leader, Stalin.
Responding to a question, he said there was a potential electoral gain behind the controversy.
The king’s alleged indecent remarks had earlier touched a raw nerve with the ruling AIADMK, with party workers staging protests across the state demanding his arrest, and even his idol was burnt in places like Palannaswamy’s original district Selam.
On Sunday, the chief minister was moved to react to the king’s alleged disrespectful remarks against his mother, saying that a mother has taken a high position in society and anyone who despises a woman will be punished by God.
The ruling party also appealed to the Election Commission, asking the king to ban campaigning. AIADMK’s ally BJP along with Union Minister rushed to Raja for his remarks Smriti Iranian “The DMK is a political party that does not respect women,” he complained.
On Saturday, DMK President Stalin, without naming anyone, said party workers must make dignified remarks during the campaign and said rivals would distort and edit speeches.
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