Months after insulting a scheduled government officer, Tamil Nadu Minister Raja Kannappan has invited fresh trouble as the directive has been issued to take action against him for his dreadful conduct. The incident has sparked a row with the opposition parties slamming the minister and demanding strict action against him.
Amid the outrage, the ruling DMK government has, when demanded to expel Raja Kannappan from the ministry, transferred him to another portfolio. He was serving as the Minister for Transport and after the incident, he was posted as the Minister for Backward Classes Welfare. He was the first minister to get transferred after the DMK formed the government in the state.
According to reports, a person named Rajendran was serving as the BDO (Block Development Officer) in Mudhukulathur in the Ramanathapuram district. He belongs to the Scheduled Caste and he has alleged that the then Transport Minister Raja Kannappan had insulted him through his caste. This caste slur case has drawn huge attention across the state.
When the government had transferred him after the incident, the National Commission for the Underprivileged has now ordered to take action against the minister. Following the incident, Airport Murthy, the founder of the New Tamil Nadu and Paraiyar Assembly, has filed a complaint with the National Commission for the Underprivileged seeking action under the Prevention of Torture Act against Minister Raja Kannappan for insulting BDO Rajendran and showing caste discrimination.
Based on his complaint, the National Commission for the Underprivileged has now ordered to take action against Raja Kannappan. It has directed the Ramanathapuram District Collector and Superintendent of Police to initiate action against the minister. Moreover, the Commission has also ordered the authorities to submit the report on the action taken within fifteen days.