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    Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy: AIADMK MLAs, party workers begin hunger strike over "diversionary politics"

    The Hawk
    June27/ 2024
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    Clad in black shirts, they condemned the denial of a CBI investigation and alleged diversionary politics by the DMK government.

    AIADMK protest

    Chennai: Led by party chief Edappadi K Palaniswami, AIADMK MLAs and party workers commenced their hunger strike here on Thursday to seek CBI investigation into the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy.

    Clad in black shirts, the AIADMK legislators, who have been suspended from the ongoing Assembly session for disrupting proceedings, began their fast here by 9 am at the Rajarathinam stadium. The fast is also to condemn 'denial of permission' to raise the issue in the state Assembly, according to the main opposition party.

    Palaniswami had said on Wednesday that 'denying a honest debate' over the hooch tragedy, that has reportedly left over 60 dead, and evicting and suspending AIADMK MLAs was against democracy.

    The former Chief Minister condemned what he described as 'diversionary politics' of the DMK government rather than taking action over hooch deaths. The hunger strike is likely to end by 5 pm on Thursday.