- It is reported that the Central government will move to divide Tamil Nadu.
- News that Konkunad area will be shifted to Union Territory.
- The move is aimed at the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The new move is reportedly aimed at the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Konkunad is the stronghold of the AIADMK. The move is aimed at defending the DMK government, which is in power in the state. The fact that the BJP has been trying for years to increase its influence in the region also adds to the news.
Konkunadu is one of the important districts of Tamil Nadu, including Coimbatore. The Konkanad region, which includes 10 Lok Sabha constituencies and 61 Assembly constituencies, includes Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Namakkal, Salem, Dharmapuri, Nilgiris, Karur and Krishnagiri districts. According to the Tamil newspaper, the move is to make the Union Territory of 90 Assembly constituencies a few more constituencies in the vicinity.
Some of the recent statements made by the Tamil Nadu BJP unit and AIADMK leaders confirm the new moves. K Annamalai, a former Karnataka IPS officer, is a native of Konkan. El Murugan, who got the ministry post in the cabinet reshuffle of the second Modi government, is also from Konkan. BJP leaders give Murugan the title of Minister of Kongunadu.
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