Governor Ravi seeks report on TN hooch tragedyv

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi has sought a detailed report on the recent hooch deaths in Villupuram and Chengalpattu districts of the state. As many as 22 people have died after consuming poisonous liquor in the two districts over the last week. According to sources in the Raj Bhavan, the Governor asked for the report on Wednesday. The hooch tragedy has rocked the state since the DMK government had claimed in this year’s budget that the state has remained free of illicit liquor deaths in the last 14 years. With the National Crime Record Bureau data also attesting to this, the twin tragedy is seen as the failure of the administration. The opposition too has been using this as a handle to corner the ruling DMK.With the Raj Bhavan and the elected Government at loggerheads and engaged in a bitter turf war, the governor had asked for a report. Recently, the governor debunking the Dravidian model of governance as a mere slogan to sustain an expired ideology had stirred up a hornet’s nest with the Chief Minister giving a strong rebuttal.