Tamil Nadu Special Police personnel during the dress rehearsal for Republic Day Parade 2022, at Marina Beach in Chennai on Monday, January 24, 2022. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

The BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit on Tuesday demanded a CBI investigation into the controversial death by suicide of a student over two years old in Thanjavur recently and anti-conversion legislation to prevent forced conversions in the state . Party leader and co-leader of Tamil Nadu, P Sudhakar Reddy, has insisted that a CBI investigation into the forced conversion attempt that led to the underage girl’s suicide, alone, would do justice to the minor and her family.

Party members led by Head of State K Annamalai launched a day-long rapid agitation in Valluvar Kottam here supporting the demand and also demanded compensation from the girl’s parents.

Expressing shock at recent developments, with the Center regretting the implementation of NHAI projects and the state government agreeing to extend full cooperation, the opposition AIADMK on Tuesday asked Chief Minister Deputy Stalin , to closely monitor state support in the matter and ensure development in Tamil Nadu. .

Calling on the state government to rise above politics and give importance to development, AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam said Tamil Nadu should strive to obtain central assistance to carry out development work for the benefit of the people.

A 40-year-old day laborer was arrested on Monday for allegedly vandalizing a statue of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, MG Ramachandran, hours after the incident raised the ears of opposition AIADMK, who called for a strict action against “anti-social elements”. at the origin of the incident. Police identified the person arrested as Sekar and said he vandalized the statue while intoxicated.