New Delhi: A row has erupted surrounding a cartoon displayed at an art exhibition in New York which was claimed to be a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) propaganda to defame Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

The cartoon was a reminiscent of death of a Gandhian activist Sasi Perumal whose mission was to fight for prohibition.

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has been targeted for their lack of action on the issue that formed the bases for their manifesto in the preceding assembly elections.

DMK leader TKS Elangovan said, “That is the attitude shown by the state government towards the opponents. They will only put false cases against the opponents. They will do everything to disturb and to threaten people who want to oppose them”.

DMK has taken up this issue and highlighted the kind of callousness in AIADMK government. And also goes on to the how the government is not concern about the welfare of the people.

However AIADMK said it is the propaganda by the DMK aimed at maligning the reputation of the chief minister.

The cartoon was created by an independent artist and it was first appeared in a Tamil daily. Then it went on to be displayed at an art exhibition in New York. It is the only painting to be displayed from India.

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