Online gambling

Anbumani welcomes bill against online gambling

PMK leader asks Governor RN Ravi to immediately give his approval once it passes through Assembly

PMK leader asks Governor RN Ravi to immediately give his approval once it passes through Assembly

Welcoming the state government’s decision to pass legislation banning online gambling, PMK Chairman Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday that Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi should immediately give the go-ahead once the new law has been passed in the State Assembly on the matter. Speaking at the consultation meeting with his party officials and leaders of the southern and western regions of Vediyapannur village district near the temple town, Ramdoss said the governor should sign the law immediately. and without delay, because it would save many lives. “By banning meetings of the RSS and other organizations, the police only did their duty. Petrol bomb culture is new to South India and such a culture should be prevented from taking root in the state,” he said. As the festival season has started, the PMK chairman has urged the state government to ensure that the omnibus fare remains affordable for long-distance travellers. Special teams should be formed to check steep price hikes by omnibus owners, taking advantage of pooja holidays and other festivals. He also wanted the state government to roll back the recent electricity rate hike. On the threat of drugs, Mr. Ramadoss said narcotics are sold at the gates of schools and colleges. The lack of police in the anti-narcotics department remains a major challenge in the fight against the threat in society. He requested that the necessary manpower be immediately appointed to the department to prevent the entry of narcotics into the state. “Police should also arrest and take action against owners who manufacture the drug, except those who sell and transport it,” he said. Picking up the local issue, the PMK chairman said the state government should immediately implement the Nandan canal project which connects Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram districts. The project is expected to be executed across the South Pennai River as around 20 tmc of water spilled into the sea last year alone. He also requested the state government to branch off Tiruvannamalai and Tiruvallur districts on Vellore, Villupuram, Vellore and Kanchipuram lines for administrative reasons.