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Republic Day parade: Rejected tableaux to be dispalyed across TN, says Stalin
Republic Day parade: Rejected tableaux to be dispalyed across TN, says Stalin

Chennai, Jan 19 (TIWN) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has said that the tableaux rejected by the Centre for the Republic day parade, will be displayed across the state.

The Chief Minister, in a statement here, said the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in reply to his letter on this issue, did not cite any reason for the rejection of tableau from Tamil Nadu. "It is shocking to know that Tamil Nadu's tableau has been denied the opportunity to take part in the Republic Day parade without citing any reason," he added. 

"The tableau trumpeting the contribution of freedom fighters from Tamil Nadu who faced the Britishers bravely has been denied an opportunity at the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi. With a view to express Tamil Nadu's patriotism and its involvement in the freedom struggle, the tableaux rejected by the Central Committee will be part of the parade in Chennai and this tableau will be taken to all parts of the state for public view," he added.  The Chief Minister also said the state officials have carried out the corrections spelled out by the central committee thrice and without citing any reason, Tamil Nadu was not invited for the next meeting.  Tamil Nadu has contributed to the freedom struggle no less than any other state for over 250 years.

The Vellore mutiny, or Vellore Revolution, occurred on 10 July 1806 and was the first instance of a large-scale and violent mutiny by Indian sepoys against the East India Company, predating the Indian Rebellion of 1857 by half a century. Similarly, 75 years ahead of Jhansi Ki Rani entered the freedom struggle, Velu Nachiyar of Tamil Nadu opposed Britishers vehemently and lost her country.  Stalin also said Tamil Nadu has given so many patriots to the country and the list includes Poolithevan, Veerapandia Kattabomman, Veeran Sundaralingam, Maruthu Brothers, Dheeran Chinnamalai, VO Chidambaranar, Subramania Bharathi, and many others. 

All these great leaders have been displayed in the state’s tableau which was rejected by the Central Committee.  

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