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Case against PMK founder “politically motivated”

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“PMK will emerge as viable alternative”

Explaining:Former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss addressing a meeting of PMK cadres in Madurai on Thursday.— Photo: G. Moorthy
Explaining:Former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss addressing a meeting of PMK cadres in Madurai on Thursday.— Photo: G. Moorthy

The case against Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss based on a complaint lodged by a History lecturer in a college run by the Vanniar Educational Trust at Konerikuppam near Olakkur was fabricated with a political motive, said former Union Minister for Health, Anbumani Ramadoss. The complaint charges him with ‘criminal intimidation.'

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Mr. Anbumani said it was nothing but gross injustice to book a political party's founder leader under non-bailable Sections. He also said that in the case relating to a murder that took place on the day of the Assembly elections in 2006, the party functionaries would come clean.

Mr. Anbumani said that along with other parties that stood for social justice and Tamil nationalist ideology, the Pattali Makkal Katchi would emerge as a viable political alternative to the Dravidian parties, which, according to him, had ruined the State with freebies.

Commenting on AIADMK's rule, he said law and order had deteriorated, power cuts had become more frequent, the price rise of essential commodities and bus fares had gone up, affecting common man. The State's rights had been surrendered on some issues, he claimed.

He also charged that political adversaries were being targeted in the filing of land-grabbing cases. “A few cases are, no doubt, genuine, but many cases have been falsely put up to settle political scores and civil disputes are being treated as criminal cases.” Mr. Anbumani said that both the main Dravidian parties had not taken the right stand on issues that affect people in a much larger way like Kudankulam Nuclear project, Caste based census and Mullaperiyar dam issue, but PMK had been fighting for these for a long time.

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