DMK controlled media, YouTube channels, social media are flooding out interviews of selective students who sing paeans and are flashing Stalin’s interaction with students. DMK Govt. planned to play politics to divert all-around failure during its over 10 months rule.
The paid media in Tamil Nadu has been spreading false news on Operation Ganga and is giving credit to the M K Stalin led DMK government for evacuating the state students from the war-torn country.
DMK government has written a letter to the Central government on March 3, seeking its nod to send a team from Tamil Nadu to rescue students from Tamil Nadu. After the Centre announced the evacuation of Indian students, the DMK Govt. planned to play politics to divert all-around failure during its over 10 months rule.
The first attempt was to take credit by receiving students at the airport, which failed miserably. Then Stalin wrote a letter to External Affairs Minister, seeking approval for sending a team to neighbouring countries of Ukraine. DMK MP Kanimozhi tweeted, seeking details and contact information, promising she would do her best to assist. The Hindu Business Line journalist tweeted the next day that the TN government arranged for transportation to evacuate students from Pisochyn and paid for the transportation of 35 students. TV9 Executive editor Aditya Kaul tweeted that the Tamil Nadu Government had ‘nothing to do’ with the evacuation, and it was the centre that was doing the evacuation.
Kanchan Gupta, senior advisor at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting accused Parvathi Benu of propagating “fake news”. He tweeted: “This @businessline ‘journalist’ is brazenly propagating #FakeNews in fraught times. The buses were arranged by MEA and local mission at the Government of India expense. Well, as is said, @the_hindu stable lives up to expectations. @MaliniP I will leave this to you”.
DMK controlled media, YouTube channels, social media are flooding out interviews of selective students who sing paeans and are flashing Stalin’s interaction with students. Some snubbed him by saying the Centre flew them to the country safely.
“How could a state govt. transfer money to another account within 4 hours. Where are the documents? Did RBI give approval? Is it not a hawala transaction? Will it come out with a white paper on 3.5 crore spending? Why it should not free the Tamil fishermen from Sri Lankan jails in the same way as well retrieve back the Kachcha Theevu from Sri Lanka,” questions journalist Sriram.
On March 2, Stalin has belittled the Centre’s rescue efforts, saying it wasn’t the time to do propaganda or to advertise. While condoling the death of the Karnataka student, Stalin peddled his usual political and anti-NEET agenda.