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Updated: June 30, 2010 00:21 IST

CPI to rope in DMDK for July 5 hartal

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As part of the efforts to broaden the front against the anti-people policies of the Centre and mobilise the people's support for the July 5 hartal, protesting the increase in prices of petroleum products, the CPI would rope in like-minded parties, including Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), headed by actor Vijayakant.

“Besides writing a letter, I will meet Mr. Vijayakant (DMDK president),” CPI state secretary D. Pandian told reporters on Tuesday.

The CPI(M) has already expressed its willingness to include the DMDK in all the mass struggles on people's issues. While the AIADMK and the MDMK are already working with the Left parties, political parties such as the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK), Indian National League and Mooventhar Munnetra Kazhagam had come forward to join hands with the Left parties to stage hartal.

Mr. Pandian also announced the party's decision to launch a movement to retrieve Tamil Nadu from the “clutches of the DMK regime.”

“It would be on August 9, to coincide with the anniversary of Quit India movement. The form of the struggle will be decided by the state council of the party which will meet on July 31, August 1 and 2,” he said. Accusing the DMK government of not fulfilling its promise to implement 2-acre land scheme, Mr. Pandian said the government should come out with a report, explaining how much land it had acquired for the benefit of the corporate sector and private educational institutions.

Mr. Pandian alleged that in Tiruvallur district the area of land distributed was much less than actually promised. “But a ruling party man has been given 90 acres of land to start an engineering college. The government must also explain how much land it has distributed to the poor so far,” he said.

He denied Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's charge that the CPI, along with the AIADMK and the MDMK, had asked President Pratibha Patil not to participate in the World Classical Tamil Conference.

“Blatant lie”

“It is a blatant lie. We never asked the President to boycott the conference. On the other hand, we told her to give consent to the resolution for making Tamil the language of the Madras High Court before attending the conference,” he said.

“It was I who wrote to the Chief Minister expressing our party's willingness to participate in the conference. But the government never responded to our query about the various sessions of the conference. It is unbecoming of a Chief Minister to level baseless allegations. It is against the ideas espoused by ancient Tamil literary works,” he further said.

It is suprising and sad to see the CM making such allegations. Well! i wanted to know why did they not invite Dr.Abdul Kalam one of the well known Tamil all over the world? Can anyone from the organising Committee or learned tamils answer this simple question. It seems to be a family fare and preparation for the next assembly election. Shame doing all this in the name of Tamil! Vazgha Tamil!

from:  Vinodh
Posted on: Jun 30, 2010 at 11:51 IST

CPI is in a hurry to forge an alliance with all the anti-DMK parties in Tamil Nadu.The common cause would be the best platform to meet and then slowly to talk about the alliance formation. Nevertheless in the end, CPI should realise that it would be difficult for it to bring all the parties under the AIADMK banner. Two chief minister aspirants can not be together. Again AIADMK is ready at the last miniute even to dump all the left, MDMK and join with the Congress provided the Congress agree to make her as chief minister and ready to take 85 seats as its share. Anyway the parties in Tamil nadu should be ready to bed with anybody if they want a cut in the cake, meaning a share in the MLAs.

from:  R. Bhakther Solomonm
Posted on: Jun 30, 2010 at 06:22 IST

Hopefully after the next elections in West Bengal and Kerala communists will be wiped out from Indian politics never to return.

from:  Mohan Nair
Posted on: Jun 30, 2010 at 05:14 IST
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