DMK, AIADMK Slam Centre For Reportedly Making Pongal A ‘Restricted’ Holiday

Both the DMK and the AIADMK have opposed the Centre’s reported move to convert the holiday given for Pongal festival into restricted one from compulsory list. AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala said the Centre’s step has come as a ‘big shock’ and urged the government to reconsider it.