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The Tamil Nadu unit of BJP has objected to the use of ‘union’ government instead of ‘Central’ government by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin.

“India, that is Bharat is a union of States. The usage of “Union has their [DMK] some hidden agenda,” the party said during a State level executive committee meeting.

Responding to this, Stalin said, “It’s not a social crime to refer central government as Union government. According to Indian Constitution, India, that is Bharat, shall be a union of states. We are using the term Union government as per Indian Constitution and will continue to use the term.” 

“The single word [Union] capsulated philosophy of federalism. So, we are using it and we will continue to use it,” he added.

This is not the first time a DMK leader used the word ‘Union’, Stalin said, and recalled the party’s poll manifesto in 1957. 

State minister Ponmudi joined the debate and said, “BJP should understand the difference between coalition and federation.

Meanwhile, Twitter responding with this strife with #IndiaIsUnion :

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