Tamil Nadu Chennai News August 2, 3 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 1,908 positive cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 25,65,462. Among these, Chennai reported 203 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,38,727. The state recorded 29 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 34,159. A total of 2,047 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,11,076. As of Tuesday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 20,217.
Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan Tuesday slammed the BJP, terming it a corporate company. Addressing reporters in Coimbatore, Haasan alleged that the party is trying to privatise resources.
Asked about reported demands for a Kongu Nadu state, he said: “I am seeing it as a political slogan, not people’s demand. It is coming from a corporate company. Earlier there used to be the East India Company, now they are creating a North India company. I firmly believe that the people will not allow such a move.”