Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader RS Bharathi who has recently garnered attention for allegedly defaming the people of Nagaland has claimed that Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi was sent back from Nagaland during his tenure because of his order against dog meat.
However, reacting to the widespread criticism against him, DMK Minister RS Bharathi says, " We have not insulted them, in fact, we have praised them. My speech is being misinterpreted... he (Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi) is acting like an RSS person...he was sent back from Nagaland because during his tenure, an order for a dog meat ban was passed and now, it has been set aside by Guwahati high court...he only insulted the people of Nagaland".
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for stringent action against a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader, RS Bharathi, for allegedly making derogatory comments about the Naga community.
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The party has condemned the remarks and urged for immediate action to be taken. The DMK leader's comments have not been received well, leading to widespread criticism and calls for accountability.
It is to be mentioned here that the Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi has also criticised DMK leader RS Bharathi's "insulting" remarks against the Naga community wherein the latter referred to them as "dog eaters".
Bharathi's comments were made during a party event a few days ago when he was taking a dig at Governor Ravi for allegedly creating trouble and delaying bills.
The DMK leader had said, "The governor was chased away by the Nagas from their land. Those who eat dog meat could chase the governor out of the state. So, we must not forget how much more self-respect Tamils who eat their food with salt have".
The governor's office responded to these remarks on the social media platform X, calling him "scurrilous and unacceptable".
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