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DMK to continue its protest against Governor

IANS | Chennai |

DMK leader M.K.Stalin in Wednesday said that his party would continue protesting against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, till he is recalled by the Central government.

Talking to reporters here, he said the Governor is acting as if there is President’s rule in the state, while protests are being held statewide to demand his recall.

DMK activists protested outside Raj Bhavan against the Governor, who had patted the cheek of a woman journalist, while Stalin termed the act “a shame” for the state.

P1urohit on Tuesday patted the cheek of journalist Lakshmi Subramanian after the press conference to deny the allegations linking him to a sex scandal at Madurai Kamaraj University in the state.

Subramanian denounced Purohit’s conduct.

Journalists promptly drafted a letter informing the Governor that his conduct amounted to a non-bailable criminal offence.

On Wednesday, Purohit apologised to Subramanian, who tweeted that she accepts the apology but not the reason stated in Purohit’s letter – of the pat being appreciation for the question asked in the press meet.