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DMK opposes BJP move divide country into zones
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DMK opposes BJP move divide country into zones

S.Murari

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday said it would not allow changing the basic structure of Constitution and condemned the BJP-led Central Government’s reported move to divide nation into 200 zones ( Janpaths) for administration in the place of the existing State and district structures.

Party president M.K. Stalin moved this as a special resolution at the general council meeting in Chennai. The party said it is the idea of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to dismantle the existing governance structure and have single structure with 200 'Janpaths'.

The DMK also resolved that the Constitution should be amended to make all 22 national languages official languages. It also called for introduction of proportional representation. It said States should be allowed to enact laws under the residuary powers mentioned in the Constitution in additional to States list.

The party condemned the continuing detention of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah, son Omar and People’s Democratic Leader Party leader Mehmooba Mufti. It supported the release of all the seven live convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case who have been in jail for the past 28 years.