VHP's Ram Rajya Rath Yatra reaches Tirunelveli amid opposition from some parties

Talking to reporters here on his return from a spiritual tour, he also said the state government should put additional pressure on the central government to set up the Cauvery Management Board.

The Tirunelveli district collector has slapped Section 144 in the district till March 23, as opposition against the yatra grew in the state. "This is AIADMK government or BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government", he asked. The state Assembly witnessed noisy scenes after Stalin demanded a ban on the yatra during a calling attention motion.

After the chief minister's reply, DMK members raised slogans even as Speaker Dhanapal urged them to facilitate smooth functioning of the House.

Political observers are arguing that by permitting the yatra to pass through the state, AIADMK's government is trying to appease the Narendra Modi's government at the Centre, despite the traditional atheist politics in the state.

Congress MLAs who had all along stood in solidarity with their ally, the DMK, opposing the yatra, staged a walkout led by Congress Legislature Party Leader K R Ramasamy. He said that Sree Ramadasa Mission Universal Society is the organiser.

The yatra, which commenced on February 13 in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, was flagged by VHP general secretary Champat Rai. When he was unable to, Champat Rai stepped in. "This is a democratic country and no religion can be discriminated".

Rajinikanth said that Tamil Nadu is a secular state. "I'm also confident that the Govt. of the day behaves responsibly in ensuring communal harmony", Rajini said.

Rajinikanth further condemned the vandalisation of Periyar's statue, terming it as a "barbaric act".

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

This gorgeous video has been made to highlight World Down Syndrome Day
TV presenter James Corden , who has become famous for this Carpool Karaoke with celebrities, revealed that it moved him to tears. They made a decision to create the fun clip ahead of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 to celebrate their kids.

'Good progress' made in Brexit deal
During the transition period, agreements dating from the U.K.'s European Union membership would continue to apply. White means an item has been proposed by the European Union and is under negotiation.

Mississippi Has Banned Abortions After 15 Weeks
The suit says the clinic performed 78 abortions in 2017 when the fetus was identified as being 15 weeks or older. About 2,500 abortions were performed in the state a year ago , with majority taking place at the clinic.

Cent fuming at Vivica A. Fox tell-all
Fox's new book, billed as a part-memoir, part-self help, comes over a year after she told reporters that she already made peace with her ex-boyfriend after years of bickering.

Trump legal team gives document to Mueller
And you know what's going to happen? I don't believe he made memos except to help his own agenda probably at a later date. The president also has always been torn over how to approach the probe.

Nimbus Data overtakes Samsung's record with 100TB SSD capacity
With a single rack of ExaDrive DC100 SSDs configured, a data center could have access to 100 petabytes of storage capacity. It was only last month when Samsung launched the world's highest capacity SSD PM1643 with a storage capacity of 30TB.

Martin '08 charged in connection with threatening Instagram post
TMZ also reported that Martin was in possession of 12-gauge shotgun, a knife and an axeat the time of his February 23 arrest. County District Attorney charged Martin with four counts of criminal threats, and one count of carrying a loaded firearm.

Bruins F Ryan Donato records three points in National Hockey League debut
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy is expected to have some sort of an update on No. 61 after the game. "Certainly not day-to-day. Donato skated Monday morning on the team's third line with Noel Acciari and fellow Olympian Brian Gionta .

Bills sign Russell Bodine & Marshall Newhouse to OL
Andy Dalton has struggled over the past couple of seasons, especially previous year , in part because of this. The Bills have stuck to that mantra by fortifying their offensive line with a couple of new signings.

Russian presidential vote kicks off in Far East
Selfie competitions, giveaways, food festivals and children's entertainers were laid on at polling stations to entice voters. Mr Navalny and his supporters called for an election boycott but the extent of its success could not immediately be gauged.

Pilot Russia blamed for shooting MH17 down 'found dead at home'
The Malaysian plane's high-altitude flight was thought to be safe despite warnings about the rebels' missile capability. Before that, he flew combat missions against Russian-backed rebels, and was described by Ukraine as a war hero.

India says 39 workers abducted in Iraq in 2014 are confirmed dead
Following his claims, Swaraj met families of the hostages and told media, "We are not sparing any efforts to find them". Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha that the special plane will take the mortal remains to all the three states.

Swiss cities hold their places among world's best for quality of life
An important role in a city's attractiveness for talent and business is sanitation, Honolulu ranked 1st in the Sanitation ranking. Western European cities filled eight places in the top 10 list.

Real Madrid vs. Girona live stream
Ronaldo started the season with just four goals through his first 14 La Liga games, but now has 18 in his last nine in the league. Girona shocked Madrid with an equaliser from Stuani on 29th minute of the game after an assist from Granell.

United States trade groups urge Trump to stop planned China tariffs
The White House declined to comment yesterday. "This is not American industries crying wolf", she said in a statement. The United States Chamber of Commerce and 44 other associations are urging President Donald J.


More News

News
More News