MDMK General Secretary Vaiko holds a protest against Tamilnadu State Government’s decision to allow the reopening of state running liquor shops from 7th May 2020. Tamilnadu Government-owned liquor shops Tasmac was closed due to Coronavirus lockdown. During the third face of lockdown several stand-alone shops were reopened along with liquor shops in Tamilnadu.
DMK and allies mdmk Congress VCK and other parties where ask there cadre and supporters to wear black dress and stand outside their residence for 15 minutes from 10 a.m. on 7th May 2020 and rice slogan against Tamilnadu Government for opening Tasmac and failure to protect people from COVID 19.
Rajyasabha MP Vaiko was part of the protest from outside his residence in Anna Nagar along with his son Durai Vaiko. During the protest, social distancing was strictly followed not more than five members joined the protest together in the same place. A maximum of 5 peoples was allowed to protest outside their residence.
The government is not even aware of the wrong decisions taken by it. It has also taken wrong decision of reopening liquor shops in Tamilnadu. Social distancing and all other steps taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus will be tossed when liquor shops reopenedJoint statement by the parties
The statement was signed by DMK president M K Stalin, MDMK leader Vaiko, TNCC chief K S Alagiri, CPM state secretary K Balakrishnan, CPI state secretary R Mutharasan, VCK chief Thol Thirumavalagan, IUML chief K M Kader Mohideen, MMK chief H M Jawariullah, and DK chief K Veeramani.
Party members of DMK, MDMK, Congress and Allies joined the protest by protesting outside their residence in various parts of the Tamilnadu.