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NDA should not disappoint religious minorities: M Karunanidhi

DMK called for PM's intervention to ensure that NDA should not act in ways disappointing religious minorities.

Slamming the Centre for its proposal to hold various events on December 25 as a part of ‘Good Governance Day’, DMK today called for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to ensure that NDA should not act in ways disappointing religious minorities and work as a “secular” government.

Party chief M Karunanidhi referred to reports that the ministries of Rural Devlopment, Labour, Culture and Tourism had planned various activities coinciding with the birthday of BJP stalwart and former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee on December 25 and said “government officials were being forced ” to report to duty on that day.

The programmes included launching new initiatives besides holding mass blood donation drives, he said in a statement citing reports.

“With so many programmes scheduled where officials have to participate, will Christians celebrate Christmas or attend these events? I request the Prime Minister to ensure that the Centre should drop such proposals that would disappoint Christians and minorities and at least from now onwards perform as a secular government,” he said.