MAHABALIPURAM: Pattali Makkal Katchi leaders painted Anbumani Ramadoss, son of the party founder S Ramadoss, as the Chief Ministerial candidate for the next State Assembly election due in 2016, during the Chithirai Full Moon Vanniyar Youth Festival, here on Saturday night.Almost all functionaries, including GK Mani, AK Moorthy and R Velu during their invocations anointed Anbumani as the CM candidate and called for the support of the entire community to this effect.Vanniyar Sangam president Kaduvetti J Guru began with saying that the State should be ruled by a Vanniyar for the larger good of the community. Charging the Dravidian Movements crusade against casteism, Guru claimed that it had led to the loss of caste orientation among the community.As the party founder savoured the speeches promoting his son as the future CM, Guru observed that the party would go it alone in the general election and the Assembly election by using the achievements of Anbumani as Union Minister.Anbumani, in a tone of acceptance and imitating Martin Luther King, said that he has a dream that no Vanniyan should live in a hut or in hunger. No Vanniyan should be uneducated and unemployed and all Vanniyars should live with integrity, he said. Employing rhetoric, he went on to say why a Vanniyan should become the CM of the State. He observed that there was no social justice in the judiciary, with reference to the appointment of the High Court Judges. He pointed out that there were 54 HC Judges of which there
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Panaji: For the first time in more than a decade, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa has stepped into poll gear without projecting its chief ministerial candidate. After propping up its poster boy, technocrat Manohar Parrikar, as the undisputed chief ministerial candidate for more than a decade now, the opposition BJP has now said the slot was open and they would be finalising a candidate soon. "We have all...
12:46 PM, Jan 17, 2012