Tiruchy: After the PMK, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) too is considering severing ties with the DMK front, as the functionaries feel that its credibility on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue had eroded due to ties with DMK and Congress.
VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan's support to the LTTE, while continuing to share ties with the Congress was perceived to be contradictory.
Despite Thiruma's vocal support to the LTTE, the Dalit leader had earned the wrath of Tamil nationalist outfits, as he did not part company with the DMK and Congress, which were seen as enacting a drama in Tamil Nadu, while supporting the military offensive in the island nation.
His rhetoric in support of the Eelam cause only raised the suspicions of Tamil nationalists who doubted his integrity on the issue. There were also allegations that he was using the Lankan issue only to create an image and vote bank for himself....more
08:10 AM, Aug 01, 2011
Coimbatore: Will small and rural Industries Minister Pongalur Palanisamy withstand the onslaught of problems created to Small Scale Industries due to frequent powercuts in this textile city, known as 'Manchester of India'? Coimbatore South, a new urban constituency born out of the delimitation exercise, where Palanisamy is trying his luck, has an electorate mostly comprising small-scale industrialists. With polling day a week away, the overwhelming demand of residents in this...
01:25 PM, Apr 06, 2011
Chennai: Dalit-based Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), a constituent of the DMK-led alliance, on Wednesday said the combine was only a "poll-time arrangement" and the party would not "dilute" its stand on the demand for separate statehood for Sri Lankan Tamils. "This is a poll-time arrangement. There is no change in our stand on Tamil Eelam," VCK founder Thol Thirumavalavan told reporters after releasing his party's manifesto for the April 13...
04:47 PM, Mar 23, 2011