TNCC president K.V. Thangkabalu on Sunday urged Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol. Thirumavalavan to refrain from making any unsubstantiated allegations against the Congress party and its leaders.

“At a time the Congress-DMK alliance remains strong, it will not be civil for Mr. Thirumavalavan, who won a Lok Sabha seat with the support of the alliance, to indulge in any activities that would affect the relationship,” Mr Thangkabalu said in a statement.

He said Mr. Thirumavalavan, who got exposure to politics through the patronage of late G.K. Moopanar, could not afford to speak in a language of ridicule against the Congress and alliance dharma.

Mr. Thangkabalau said though Mr. Thirumavalavan had the right to express his views, he had failed to understand that he could not cross the limit.

He also strongly criticised Mr. Thirumavalavan for dropping the names of late Dalits leaders like Kakkan, saying he had no locus standi to talk about these great leaders.

“Congress has been functioning as a protector of the Dalits in the country long before Mr. Thirumavalavan was born,” he said.

As regards Mr Thirumavalavan's remarks that Congress had been riding piggyback in Tamil Nadu politics, Mr. Thangkabalu said the Congress continued to be the lynchpin of the governments in Tamil Nadu.