The TN government gave Rs 5 lakhs to a TV journalist John Kennedy who died of Corona. The family of 2-yr old Sujith, who fell into an uncovered abandoned borewell, was given an ex-gratia amount of Rs. 1 crore and a state government job. The belonged to the Christian community. The family of Sathankulam father and son duo, again Christian, who died in judicial custody were given 25 lakhs each and a government job. The AIADMK had also given 20 lakhs each.
However, the soldier Thirumurthi who was killed in action at the borderserving the country was given a compensation of only Rs. 1 lakh by the TN government.
No compensation was announced by the TN government to the Salem Sadhu who committed suicide unable to bear torture by SI Anthony Michael. The Sadhu’s family was threatened to withdraw the complaint against SI but the government took no notice of the case.
For the AIADMK government, the deadly Coronavirus is secular! It did not permit Vinayagar Chathurthi celebrations but allowed Congress MP and businessman Vasanthkumar’s funeral where thousands attended.
In Chennai’s Besant Nagar, Velankanni Church’s flag hoisting ceremony where thousands of devotees attended flouting all Corona protocol was allowed. The same government foisted a case against state BJP leader L Murugan for attending a meeting with party cadre. In many temples, the authorities had denied permission at the last minute to perform consecration ceremony leave alone allowing the annual festivals.
The CM and other ministers, MLAs and MPS took part in Udumalaipettai Radhakrishnan family marriage where hundreds were in attendance at the same time. Last week IPS officer Annamalai who joined BJP was booked for not maintaining social distancing norms while addressing media persons.