Naam Tamilar Katchi's (NTK) Chief Coordinator Seeman has thrown a big challenge on the BJP while coming down hard on Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi over the latter's idling state to give consent to the bill curbing the online gambling.
On Monday - November 28, Seeman was speaking to reporters in Salem during which he challenged the BJP to contest in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls alone if it dares. He further asked whether the BJP is ready to contest alone like his Naam Tamilar Katchi. Currently, the BJP is in the ADMK alliance and recently, the leaders from both the parties asserted that their alliance will remain intact during the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
However, the friction would be who is going to lead the alliance that is already shaky after the election debacles. While the Tamil Nadu BJP unit is mulling to head the alliance, ADMK has shown no signal that it would lose its grip on the baton in the midst of criticism that the party is being dominated by the saffron faction. Overtly, the alliance has been encountering a fatal fall after debacles in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 2021 assembly polls, and the state local body polls.
Reacting to the Governor's conduct of not approving the Tamil Nadu government's bill to ban the online gambling portals that was passed in the wake of several suicides, Seeman has slammed the Governor and said that the state doesn't require such a post. His voice echoed the similar notions of various political leaders in the state who castigated the Governor for not acting on a crucial bill of curbing a digital menace.
Seeman said, "The state government passed a resolution against online gambling, which claimed several lives and sent it to the Governor for his assent. However, the Governor failed to give his assent to the Bill sent by a government elected by eight crore people." He also criticized the DMK government's failure to keep its promise of implementing a monthly electricity bill system.
Commenting about the state government's recent ultimatum to link the Aadhaar with the electricity connection, Seeman stated that such a link is unnecessary and urged the DMK to fulfill its promise. Seeman was in Salem on Monday to appear in a court in connection to the case that was filed against his ferocious speech he delivered in a public meeting.