Senthil Balaji, who is contesting from Karur constituency on behalf of DMK, said among DMK supporters, With Stalin in charge at 11 a.m. on May 11, drive yourself to the river to collect the sand at 11.05 a.m. No officer will stop. Call me if you stop, those officers will not be there ” which caused great controversy.
Protests erupted over Senthil Balaji’s speech that he had openly stated sand looting before coming to power and was threatening that there would be no authorities to stop sand looting.
Commenting on the issue, AIADMK’s Karur candidate MR Bhaskar said, “DMK candidate Senthil Balaji speaks in two different ways on the issue of sand filling in bullock carts and acts in a provocative manner. The news is out.
In a judgment in December 2020, Dinesh filed a petition in the Madurai High Court stating, “Five sites have been identified for setting up a sand quarry in Karur. Three locations must be identified for cattle owners and the other two locations must be identified for trucks. Therefore, a recommendation has been sent to the higher authorities for the appropriate order. ” Senthil Balaji has mentioned the same.
Over the past few years, several petitions have been filed with the rulers seeking permission to dump the sand on cattle in the Karur district. Cattle owners are also staging protests. Senthil Balaji has also filed petitions with cattle owners and workers. This is a long-standing problem.
Speaking among DMK supporters was the long-standing demand for cattle workers in the Karur district. However, the reason for the controversy is that the clarity in the explanatory video is not in the campaign speech.