The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has revoked the suspension of its leader Sivaji Krishnamurthy, whose controversial remarks against Governor RN Ravi went viral in January 2023.
The party said that the suspension has been revoked as he had apologised for his speech.
Speaking some days after Governor Ravi had skipped some parts of his speech and walked out of the state Assembly, Krishnamurthy had said, “CM is asking us not scold the Governor. Had he read the speech properly, I would have placed flowers on his feet and thanked him with folded hands. But don’t I have the rights to slap him with slipper if he denies to say Ambedkar’s name? If you deny saying his name, you go to Kashmir. We’ll send a terrorist to shoot and kill you.”
Governor Ravi had filed a criminal defamation suit under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Krishnamurthy. It was submitted in the Principal District Sessions Court at Chennai by city public prosecutor, G Devarajan.
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