BJP ally DMDK today welcomed the Independence Day speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it reflected "deep insight and strong decision."
Party founder and Opposition Leader in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Vijayakant, said Modi's address was aimed at putting the country in the growth path and therefore it was a 'milestone.'
He particularly had words of praise for Modi's remarks that he would like to carry the opposition along, but rued that the situation was different in Tamil Nadu.
He alleged that opposition parties were not even allowed adequate time in the Assembly to talk even as a series of cases had been filed against many of them.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa should take a cue from Modi in involving the opposition parties, he said in a statement.