TN CM flays Kejriwal for remarks against Tamil students

Edappadi Palaniswami - The Federal
Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami was inspired by the water management system in Israel. Photo: PTI

Wading into the ongoing controversy over the apparent dominance of Delhi University by students from Tamil Nadu, state Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has said the students from the state are not snatching away anyone’s opportunities.

“Tamil Nadu students are not snatching opportunities from Delhi students. They (Tamil Nadu students) succeed through their ability.” Palaniswami said this at a press meet in Salem.

The CM’s statement comes days after New Delhi Chief Minsiter Aravind Kejriwal said around 500 students from Tamil Nadu have secured admission to Delhi University. Due to this, many students from Delhi lost opportunities, he added.

Prakash Raj, contesting as an independent candidate form Bengaluru, had been in New Delhi to extend support for the Aam Aadmi Party. Prakash Raj had reportedly endorsed Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal’s statement. But the actor took to Twitter and clarified that he had been deliberately misquoted with bad intention.

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