‘Dravidian model’ shocking the governor, said the speaker

Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker M. Appavu giving ex-gratia to the family of an accident victim at Palamdai near Tirunelveli on Thursday. , Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Assembly Speaker M. Appavu said in Tirunelveli on Thursday that the term ‘Dravidian model’ was intimidating to some people, who did not want to see an egalitarian society by ensuring equal opportunities for every citizen of Tamil Nadu.

In an informal interaction with reporters after handing over the ex-gratia amount to the families of the accident victims, Mr. Appavu reacted sharply to Governor RN Ravi’s statement in an interview, calling the ‘Dravidian model’ a “political slogan” and “death to desperate attempt to keep up”. thinking “.

According to the Speaker, Mr. Ravi was afraid of the ‘Dravidian model’ because the DMK government was protecting, supporting and giving top priority to social justice, the basic idea of ​​the ‘Dravidian model’ and Tamil Nadu was the harbinger of this ideology for everyone from all walks of life To ensure equal opportunities for

Mr. Appavu claimed that there were states where the chief minister served as chancellor of state universities and said that Mr. Ravi was sitting on bills seeking to replace the governor as chancellor of universities in Tamil Nadu. He alleged that the governor has indefinitely “postponed” eight bills, including the one for the establishment of Siddha Medical University.