Chennai: Flaying AIADMK government for ‘banning’ public meetings and rallies, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday said that the latest incident of denying permission to the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) to hold a rally in Chennai is an 'apt' example of its ‘vendetta’ against minority communities.
    
In a statement, Karunanidhi said, “TMMK (a Muslim outfit), had planned to stage a rally on Saturday, but the AIADMK government has denied permission. This is an apt example of its vendetta against the minority communities".
   
"Just like trying to deny the people of their basic rights, the AIADMK government in the recent past, has been indulging itself in banning public meetings and rallies. On behalf of DMK, I strongly condemn such strong action", he said.
    
Meanwhile, the police said that around 400 TMMK members, who arrived in Chennai from various parts of the state to participate in the rally in support of demands including hike in reservation quota in government services, were taken into custody.

(Agencies)

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