Be it in Sri Lankan Tamil issue or fishermen issue, the Congress had been raising its voice and getting relief with the assistance of Central government, said Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president B.S. Gnanadesikan on Saturday.
Presiding over a function organised by the TNCC to celebrate the 110th birth anniversary of Kamaraj here, he said that the Congress was in no way inferior to other parties in voicing concerns of people.
The party did not take up people’s issues for publicity like others, he said.
The Congress party was responsible for the release of fishermen, who were captured by the Sri Lankan Navy recently.
The External Affairs Minister and the Home Minister took up the issue and delivered results, he said. Similarly, on the Mullaperiyar reservoir row and on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant imbroglio, the TNCC fought for the rights of the people of Tamil Nadu.
Former TNCC president E.V.K.S. Elangovan said that the Congress was the only choice and stable party at the national-level. This had been proved recently in the Presidential election, in which the BJP could not even name a candidate.
Party MPs N.S.V. Chithan, B. Manicka Tagore and E. M. Sudarsana Nachiappan, Kumari Ananthan, Krishnasamy, S. Thirunavukarasu, AICC secretary Jayakumar and K. V. Thankgabalu spoke.
A senior Congress leader G. Bhuvaragan, who was a Cabinet Minister when Kamaraj was the Chief Minister, was honoured on the occasion.