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Updated: May 2, 2013 02:48 IST

Anbumani expresses regret for partymen’s action

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PMK youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss. File photo
PMK youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss. File photo

Former Union Minister and Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday expressed regret for the act of his party members who clambered on to the Mamallapuram Shore Temple and hoisted flags of the party and Vanniyar Sangham last week.

He also made it clear that he did not approve of the hate-speech made by some leaders including PMK MLA Kaduvetti J. Guru at the youth festival held in Mamallpuram on the occasion of Chitra Pournami on April 25.

But, he rejected the report of the Superintending Archaeologist that the historical monument was subjected to vandalism and the structure was damaged.

“Till 5 pm, we could prevent our cadres from entering the heritage site. But, as the police left the spot, our cadres could have entered there,” he told reporters here.

Dr Anbumani said neither the PMK nor the Vanniyar Sangam had anything to do with the Marakkanam violence which, according to him, was stage managed by vested interests that could not digest the success of the youth festival.

He alleged that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had just read out a report in the Assembly prepared by the police. Demanding an inquiry into the Marakkanam incident by a sitting judge of the Madras High Court, Mr Anbumani said Vanniyar families across the State would hoist black flags atop their houses till such an inquiry was ordered.

“We also will approach the Court if the State government fails to do it,” he said.

Accusing the State government of acting with vendetta against his father and PMK founder S. Ramadoss, he said though the authorities decided to remand him on Tuesday morning, Dr. Ramadoss was made to wait in a hall and produced before a magistrate late in the night, after which he was taken to prison in the early hours of Wednesday.

“Is this the way to treat a senior leader ?” he asked.

If this is the the way a Senior Politician should behave then there is
no harm in giving a taste of his own medicine! Period!

from:  prasanna
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 03:05 IST

Senior Leaders like Ramdoss !!! on What basis ? Age or level of maturity and as a honest politician ? Any lay man with least common sense will vote for derogatory treatment for third rated cheap politicians who instigate caste hatred. I definitely think he has been meted out very sensible treatment though not deserving.

from:  Saravanan Shanmugam
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 00:56 IST

Good that it took one week for you to realise that "you do not approve" of the hate speech. Why did you not express it then and there? It is such hate speeches that spread into caste clashes. On one hand, you admit the hate speech and on the other, you pass the blame on the Dalit groups on the violence.

What, as a leader, did you or your father do to stop Guru's hate speech? If you cannot control your cadres, how will govern this state?

from:  Vijay
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 16:31 IST

I agree. Its not the way to treat a senior leader but he is stupid
leader!

from:  Babu
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 05:29 IST

Communal war mongers needs even better treatment. Newer tougher laws
need to be created to handle communal violence's.

from:  PSMAYO
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 19:35 IST

Truth should come out, Not just arrest will help. TN Govt and SUN TV and media projecting that, Becuase of Ramadoss, everything is happing and damage the party.it is very bad to the people.

from:  kumar
Posted on: May 1, 2013 at 17:39 IST
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