“Today on the airport a CISF officer requested me if “I’m an Indian” after I requested her to talk to me in Tamil or English as I didn’t know Hindi,” Kanimozhi stated on her official Twitter account.
Today on the airport a CISF officer requested me if “I’m an Indian” after I requested her to talk to me in tamil or Englis… https://t.co/wcHticKtdG
— Kanimozhi (கனிமொழி) (@KanimozhiDMK) 1596961623000
The incident took a political flip after BJP chief B L Santhosh, reacting to her tweet stated “marketing campaign begins” for Tamil Nadu meeting elections.
Assembly elections are eight months away … Campaign begins . https://t.co/7Be6JgYxVT
— B L Santhosh (@blsanthosh) 1596975313000
Tamil Nadu meeting election is slated to be held within the first half of subsequent yr.
“Assembly elections are eight months away… Campaign begins,” Santhosh, the BJP basic secretary (organisation), stated on Twitter.
Congress MP Manickam Tagore, who can also be from Tamil Nadu lashed out at BJP chief Santhosh and accused him of “conceitedness”.
“This conceitedness will likely be costlier Santosh Avere! When @CISFHQrs officers does a mistake & when the power is able to acknowledge the error by an individual why you make it as BJP Vs DMK (sic), when somebody asks you in Bengaluru airport whether or not you are a Indian? What you’ll do?” Tagore tweeted.
@blsanthosh This conceitedness will likely be costlier Santosh Avere ! When @CISFHQrs officers does a mistake & when the power… https://t.co/xXHFmalJKK
— Manickam Tagore MP🇮🇳✋மாணிக்கம் தாகூர் (@manickamtagore) 1596975512000
Meanwhile, the Central Industrial Security Force sought particulars from Kanimozhi quickly after and ordered an enquiry asserting that it isn’t its coverage to insist upon any specific language.
“Warm greetings from @CISFHQrs. We sincerely acknowledge your disagreeable expertise. Kindly DM journey particulars; identify of airport, location, date, and time of the incident for acceptable motion within the matter,” the CISF tweeted.
@KanimozhiDMK The CISF has ordered an Enquiry into the matter. It is just not the coverage of CISF to insist upon any specific language.
— CISF (@CISFHQrs) 1596972648000
The MP replied saying “Thank you for the quick response and assurance to take motion.”
Thank you for the quick response and assurance to take motion. https://t.co/DaYdeBZhFD
— Kanimozhi (கனிமொழி) (@KanimozhiDMK) 1596977634000
Kanimozhi is the member of Parliament from Thoothukkudi in Tamil Nadu.