Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave a history lesson to DMK by reminding the party of the incident that happened in 1989 in the state Assembly.
Speaking during the debate on Opposition's No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha, Sitharaman invoked how late Tamil Nadu chief minister and former AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa was humiliated in the state assembly on 25 March 1989.
"That day Jayalalithaa took an oath that she won't return to the house until she becomes chief minister. She became chief minister two years later and returned to the Tamil Nadu assembly. The DMK watched as Jayalalithaa's saree was pulled. Today, the DMK has the temerity to talk about Draupadi and preach on women's security. DMK MLAs were silent spectators to the humiliation that Jayalalithaa was subjected to in the assembly," Sitharaman said, reports Hindustan Times.
The Finance Minister's reply comes after party leader Kanimozhi on Wednesday (9 August) while speaking during the no-confidence motion debate made a comparison between Draupadi and Manipuri women.
“A lot of people here [Lok Sabha] spoke about Draupadi. Anybody who has read Mahabharata properly will know that it was not only perpetrators who were punished but also silent onlookers. Those who were silent during Kathua, Unao rapes, about Bilkis Bano, the wrestlers’ protest and about Manipur will similarly be punished,” the DMK MP added.
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