The Pattali Makkal Katchi will hold a demonstration in October demanding bifurcation of Vellore to create a separate Tirupattur district, PMK founder S. Ramadoss said here on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters, he said, “We cannot come to power in 2011 unless people desire for a huge change in Tamil Nadu.”
About the party's alliance plan for the Assembly polls, Dr. Ramadoss said: “We are not in any alliance right now. Whether we want to be part of an alliance or form an alliance headed by our party will be decided at the time of elections.”
The PMK's priority areas for the 2011 polls will be enforcement of total prohibition, creation of a smoke-free State, providing uniform education, preventing conversion of cultivable land into plots and enabling farmers to fix a price for their produce, Dr. Ramadoss said.
“If we come to power, the first signature will be for enforcing total prohibition in the State. Immediate law to bring this into effect will be our focus.” Referring to Sri Lankan Tamils, he said, “No one, including me, has the moral right to speak about Sri Lankan Tamils as nothing has been done for them.” On Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao's visit to Sri Lanka, he said that it would fetch no good results.
The Pennagaram formula of the party – micro planning – will be implemented in 100 constituencies in the State. Around 5,000 field workers will be trained in every constituency to reach out to voters, he said.
With the Supreme Court asking the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh governments to arrive at a solution on the Palar issue, he said that problems concerning the Mullaperiyar, Cauvery and Palar could be sorted out if Chief Ministers of the States concerned met in New Delhi for a discussion with the Prime Minister presiding.
He urged the State government to hold a referendum in villages on the greenfield airport project, and regularise noon meal scheme workers.
PMK president G.K. Mani and former Union Minister R. Velu were present.