Chennai, Sep 13 : A day after a scooter-riding young woman techie was killed after a banner erected by a ruling AIADMK functionary fell on her, Opposition DMK President M K Stalin slammed the 'cut out culture' of the ruling Party and urged his party cadres not to erect banners or hoardings for party events.
In a statement, minutes after the High Court asked the political party leaders
to advise their cadres not to erect banners or hoardings for any event in view
of R Subhasri's death, Mr Stalin said no banners, cut-outs or flex boards that
affects public should be used in DMK events.
He said he was aggrieved by the death of a young woman because of the
AIADMK's culture of putting up banners and cut-outs. "As I have already said, in DMK events and public meetings, no banners, cut outs or flex boards that affect the public's daily lives should be used'', he said.
Warning of stringent action against those violating this, he also said he would not attend any function or meeting if such banners and cutouts were erected. Reacting to Subhasri's death, Mr Stalin, in a tweet, said the callous attitude of the government, irresponsibility of officials and the incapability of police to control illegal banners had snuffed out a young life in its prime.
Taking a serious view of the incident, the Madras High Court came down heavily
of the politicians and bureaucrats for failing to implement multiple orders passed
by it against illegal banners and flex boards. (UNI)