DMK president M.K. Stalin on Thursday called upon the Centre to recall Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Addressing an event organised by the Dravidar Kazhagam to ‘Save Freedom of Press’ and felicitate Tamil magazine Nakkheeran editor R.R. Gopal, Stalin vowed to protest till Purohit was removed.
Launching an attack on the Governor, whose office had filed a complaint against Gopal leading to his arrest the DMK leader said, “Those who are in the Secretariat are scared about corruption. Those living in Guindy (Raj Bhavan) are scared of (jailed assistant professor) Nirmala Devi. I hope cases are filed against me for saying this.”
Stalin said Gopal had seen many hurdles including getting arrested under POTA. “He has faced (former Chief Minister) Jayalalithaa herself… He doesn’t have to worry, we are there. Tamil Nadu Governor has misused his powers and the weak Tamil Nadu government has allowed him to do what he wants,” the DMK leader charged.