New Delhi: The debate on the President’s speech of thanks is going on in Parliament. Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, DMK deputy general secretary and DMK deputy general secretary, participated and addressed today on behalf of DMK.
Thoothukudi Lok Sabha Constituency MP Kanimozhi said in his detailed speech: We talk about the art, culture, philosophy and architecture of this nation. But we forget to talk about the oppressed people without a place in history.
We forget to talk about the people who are subjected to the cruelty of being defiled by touch and defiled by sight. It is abhorrent to brag in this House about all the atrocities that put women in the fire.
There are enough reasons to be proud of this country’s past. At the same time, there are things that make us bow our heads in shame about this country’s past. Only then can we correct what needs to be corrected in them and give justice to the disenfranchised.
One nation towards one party?: The BJP-led central government is trying to create an ideology of monoculture for the entire nation. You are moving towards one party. That doesn’t always happen. The people of this nation will continue to fight.
You keep underestimating the powers of the states. You keep insulting us. You never understand welfare schemes and freebies. We have achieved and we have proven. We are the epitome of social justice and inclusive growth. You lost it.
That day the professor said…: Unfortunately, in 1967, one of our senior pioneer leaders, Professor Anbazagan, speaking in the Rajya Sabha, said that ‘Governors are being used by the Central Government as tools against the State Governments elected by the people’. I am not saying this, I am referring here to what the professor said.
Even now the Governor of Tamil Nadu has not assented about twenty bills passed in the state assembly. Ambedkar’s constitutional constitution states, ‘A state governor cannot take decisions arbitrarily. The decision can be taken only on the recommendation of the state cabinet’.
So, give Ambedkar’s constitution charter to the governors sent to non-BJP ruled states and ask them to read it. Try to make them understand that this is a federal country. You won’t hear any of this. Even when Rahul Gandhi was speaking here you were raising your voice. What you don’t know is to observe and learn.
Tiruvalluvar Election: Even in the budget this time you have forgotten Tiruvalluvar because now there is no general election in Tamil Nadu. So let me remind you of a trick. ‘Amera king who does not have a pillar will perish, illanum gedum’ (They asked the government to translate this.)
A king who ignores criticism will fall without enemies. That is, it does not take enemies to topple a regime that does not care about the criticisms of the opposition parties, does not care about the grievances of the people, and does not care about the criticisms of the press. They themselves will fall. This is what Thiruvalluvar has mentioned in this Thirukkural.
People’s fury will one day explode: This government is working against the right of expression inside and outside Parliament. It intimidates the opposition by using its investigative agencies as tools. This government is narrowing the platforms for discussion and dialogue.
Sustaining the voice of the people cannot be sustained in power. But, through this, people’s sadness, suffering and dissatisfaction will explode into anger. You never know when it will burn openly. You cannot consistently win by instilling fear.
Parliament Towards Dictatorship: The President in his speech mentions that India used to suffer from policy paralysis and now, that is not the case. But I think India is currently moving towards authoritarianism in policy making.
There is no prior consultation during policy making and recommendations from parliamentary standing committees are not accepted. Copies of Bills are not provided in advance even to Members of Parliament. So there is no opportunity to examine those bills.
Because you prefer bulldozing to parliamentary system. Next, the most important issue… the days on which the Parliament meets are getting reduced little by little.
Hundred Day Work Plan Fund Cut: It is mentioned in the President’s statement that the World Bank has admitted in its report that India has prevented millions of people from falling below the poverty line during the Corona period. In the same World Bank report, the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been mentioned as playing an important role in eradicating poverty in India.
This clearly shows the success of the scheme brought by the previous United Progressive Alliance government. But last year, Rs 73,000 crore was allocated, but in this budget, it has been reduced to Rs 60,000 crore.
You boast that you have reduced poverty. But you have reduced the funds of 13 thousand crore rupees for the main program to eradicate poverty. Our country, which was ranked 63rd in the world hunger ranking, has now fallen to 107th. About four crore Indian youth are still unemployed. Is this the development you are talking about?
Opposing Adani is opposing India?: The ruling party never looked back. They are committed to supporting corporate mismanagement and Adani. Thus if you speak against the mismanagement of your government, your only response is, ‘It is anti-national, it is anti-India’.
The same Hindenburg company that has published a research report on Adani has also researched and published a report on companies from America and China. All those countries did not say, ‘This is against our country’. But if you speak against Adani, you think it is against the nation.
What is the future of LIC depositors?: They believe that by investing in LIC, their children’s future will be secured. What is their future? Is this the value given by this government to the grassroots people of our country who depend on labour? This government is more interested in selling public sector enterprises to private sector.
What is the Status of Women’s Reservation Bill?: What is this government’s position on the Women’s Reservation Bill? You made an election promise that if we come to power, we will pass the reservation bill for women in legislatures and parliament. Despite 27 sessions of Parliament, nothing has happened on the issue of reservation for women.
You talk about tribal welfare. What is happening to tribals in the name of infrastructure project in Greater Nicobar Islands? You know for whom you are doing it. (Opposition shouts Adani Adani) The governor says that we are going to change the lifestyle of the tribal people.
Those people say let us live our lives, practice our culture, do our business. The government did not listen to it. Is this the tribe you are talking about?
Fund allocation for Tamil: Prime Minister Modi often talks about the excellence of the Tamil language. But when it comes to financial allocation, Rs.198.83 crore has been allotted to Madhya Sanskrit University. But only Rs.11.86 crore is allocated to Tamil Central Center for Classical Studies. This money is not sufficient for administrative expenses. Then where to conduct the survey? Conducting events? Sanskrit is compulsory in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools. But what about state languages?
According to the results of the research conducted in Tamil Nadu, BC. More than 600 proofs have been found. This government is not even interested in publishing them. The Finance Minister’s announcement that the museum will be set up three years ago at our Adichanallur excavation site is yet to happen.
The foundation stone of AIIMS Madurai Hospital in Tamil Nadu was laid four years ago by Prime Minister Modi. After that no work took place, 13 years before the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) was established, 116 acres of land was given free of charge by the Tamil Nadu government to the Union Government. But we are still waiting for that plan.
NEET Exam: NEET exam has become National Eliminating and Eradicating Test. They said medical college fees will be regularized if NEET comes. But that didn’t happen either. Scholarships for minorities have been reduced. Tamil Nadu does not have even one-tenth of the projects allotted to North India in railways. If you continue to insult and ignore us like this, we cannot walk with you. The people of this country will not walk with you.
Thus he spoke in detail.