DMK President, MK Stalin and his party members made the decision to wear a black dress code on May 7 in their respective houses as a symbol of protest against the state government’s managing of the pandemic COVID-19 situation and especially for the reopening of liquor shops.
Stalin and his allies together deliver a statement of wearing a black dress as a mark of protest and uprear the slogans against the state and also the Central government on their mishandling the pandemic COVID-19 situation.
This made a scene after the EPS announced on Monday about the reopening of TASMAC (liquor shops) in all areas except in the Red zones. Later it was also declared, no shop to be open in Chennai.
Pointing out the concern over increasing coronavirus cases in the state, the statement states, “The decisions made by the state government to diminish the spread of Coronavirus is not up to the mark. The government ‘s strides to satisfy the needs of poor and middle-class people. It clearly displays that they don’t have enough knowledge to face the situation.”
The statement also said that the government failed in giving facts and making people aware instead of just publishing statistics and numbers to project that they are working on it.
The opposition party slammed the state government, stating that, “AIADMK is not taking inputs from health experts, oppositions and media and its only calculating political gains. They are taking decisions on their own, that too lately.”
Both the government state as well as central have failed in fulfilling the needs of migrant laborers, daily wage workers, poor people, and small scale industries. Though the government decided to open liquor shops.
Opening of liquor shops will ignite the spread of pandemic COVID-19 rapidly, so we criticize this decision, the statement said.
The opposition party also demanded to provide ₹5,000 to people from the state government as the state is under lockdown till May 24.
The leaders further demanded the state government provide financial aid of ₹5,000 to people as the state is under curfew till May 24.