The refusal of the DMK administration to amend the law banning online rummy and its repeated passage in the assembly, according to BJP state president K Annamalai, casts doubt on the government’s true intentions on online rummy ban.
The state BJP is totally behind the government’s decision to outlaw online rummy, he told reporters at the Madurai airport on Friday, March 24, but the governor has been returning the bill and asking the government if it violates the SC ruling or the Indian Constitution.
According to The Times of India, Annamalai said, “This attitude of the government raises doubts whether DMK ministers have nexus with online gambling companies.”
“But the DMK government keeps passing the bill without making any changes. The bill will definitely be stayed if online gambling companies approach the court,” he further added.
The 38-year-old party president also said that he recently met with Amit Shah to discuss measures to speed up the party’s rise in Tamil Nadu. He said he had nothing against the state’s party leaders and that they all want for the BJP to develop similarly to AIADMK.
He further went on to claim that their stance regarding three language policies, NEET, and Online Rummy in the state of Tamil Nadu is different.
Annamalai has always been vocal about banning online rummy in the state. He previously slammed the current Stalin government is not committed to implement the online rummy ban in the state and blamed the Chief Minister for not getting the assent of the Governor.
He also requested the bill returned by the Governor to be made public. The BJP State President also said that the last time he met the Governor, he urged him to pass the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill.
The Governor according to Annamalai told him that he will not be adopting a fictitious legislation to appease anyone. Due to this, Annamalai asked the bill to be made public.