Don’t ignore any freedom fighter, says Ramadoss


PMK founder S. Ramadoss said on Monday that the list of Tamil freedom fighters being prepared by the government should leave no one behind.

“Chief Minister MK Stalin mentioned the names of 12 freedom fighters during the Independence Day speech, which were not included in the speech by former chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami last year. The contribution of any leader should not be taken lightly. In this regard, the list mentioned by Chief Minister Stalin is to be welcomed, ”he said.

However, he noted that Mr. Stalin’s speech did not mention the names of at least 15 leaders listed by former chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

“It is not clear whether this is the government’s mistake or the lethargic attitude of officials,” he said.

The names of leaders such as Mayuram Nagappan Padayachi, Sardar Adhikesavulu Naicker, Kandhavarayan and Sendhavarayan, Theerar Sathiyamoorthy, Quaid-E-Millath and V.Ve. Su. Iyer didn’t get a mention.

“When the state government documents the contribution of Tamil freedom fighters, these leaders must be included. Statues, memorials of Mayuram Nagappan Padayachi, Sardar Adhikesavulu and others should be erected in Tamil Nadu, ”he said.


Thelma J. Longworth