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Tamil Nadu BJP removes Madurai district president P Saravanan for 'defying control of party'

Tamil Nadu BJP leader removed: Saravanan's removal from the party came after a BJP worker hurled a slipper at State Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan's car as he was returning from the Madurai airport.

Poorva Joshi Edited By: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 Madurai Updated on: August 14, 2022 11:41 IST
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Image Source : ANI Tamil Nadu BJP removes Madurai district president P Saravanan for 'defying control of party'

Highlights

  • The Tamil Nadu BJP on Sunday removed Madurai district president P Saravanan.
  • Saravanan's removal from the party came after a BJP worker hurled a slipper at a Minister.
  • Saravanan met Thiagarajan at his residence on Saturday night and apologised for the action.

Tamil Nadu BJP leader removed: The Tamil Nadu BJP on Sunday removed Madurai district president P Saravanan saying he "defied control of the party". Saravanan's removal from the party came after a BJP worker hurled a slipper at State Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan's car as he was returning from the Madurai airport. 

Saravanan met Thiagarajan at his residence on Saturday night and apologised for the action of a BJP worker who hurled a slipper at the Minister's car. Addressing media persons outside the Minister's residence after the meeting, Saravanan said, "Some untoward incidents took place at Madurai Airport. The incident at the airport affected me deeply. I took some of the sharp words of the minister as a personal attack. I quit Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) a year ago and joined BJP but now I don't like BJP."

He further claimed that the BJP was working against the minority people. "With that in mind, I travelled in the BJP. The attack on the Minister's car made me feel uneasy. So I met the Finance Minister at midnight today. I met the finance Minister and apologized for the incident. It is sad that the BJP workers behaved out of control in Madura airport. The finance minister did not take it seriously when BJP men threw slippers at his car. It is a relief to meet him and apologize," he said.

He said that peace of mind is more important to me than a BJP post. "Definitely I will not continue in BJP. The hatred and religious politics don't suit me. I am going to send my resignation letter to BJP in the morning," said Saravanan.

When asked about re-joining DMK, he said, "I have not taken any decision about joining DMK, but there is nothing wrong with joining DMK." Saravanan quit the DMK and joined the BJP in 2021. 

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