“The AIADMK has betrayed Tamils by voting in favour of the amendment bill in the Parliament which denied the citizenship for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees,” he said, declared that even though the AIADMK government is in power, they would not let the government enforce CAA.
DMK organising secretary RS Bharathi condemned the BJP government for dividing the people on religious lines. He noted that Sri Lankan Tamil refugees arrived in Tamil Nadu after witnessing religious persecution in their country. “But they were being denied citizenship,” he said.
CPI state secretary R Mutharasan also took a swipe at the AIADMK and its allies, including the PMK for voting in support of the Citizenship Amendment Bill even though it left the Lankan Tamils in the lurch.
Manithaneya Makkal Katchi president Prof MH Jawahirullah said that the AIADMK and PMK have betrayed the Tamils by voting in support of the CAA. “I had written to all the parties that have representation in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabah to vote against the amendment. But the AIADMK and the PMK supported it despite it went against the Lankan Tamils,” he noted.