Special Correspondent

TINDIVANAM: Several leaders participated in the function organised by the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) for unveiling the busts of E.V. Ramasamy Naicker, B.R. Ambedkar and Karl Marx at its political training centre in Thailapuram on Monday.

Union Minister of State for Textiles E.V.K.S. Elangovan, general secretary of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) Thol. Thirumavalavan and national secretary of the Communist Party of India D. Raja unveiled the busts respectively.

PMK founder S. Ramadoss said he hit upon the idea of installing the busts as there were no statues for Periyar and Karl Marx in Tindivanam.

Mr. Thirumavalavan said regardless of the political situation and alliance, the VCK would remain with the PMK to uphold the ideology of social justice. Mr. Elangovan said the function focussed on the striving of these leaders to realise the dreams of the triumvirate. Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said the coming together of the PMK and the VCK had caused fear among those who were fishing in troubled waters. Mr. Raja said the SCs/STs and OBCs should work together for a new social order. Union Minister R.Velu, MPs E. Ponnuswami was present.