Party's special conference flays present dispensation, calls on people to vote it out
The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) has called upon democratic forces and political parties to unite under one single banner and launch a massive movement to oust the DMK rule, which, according to the DMDK, is a ‘shame for not only Tamils but also for Indians.”
A resolution to this effect was adopted at the People Rights Retrieval Special Conference, which was addressed by the party founder, Vijayakant.
The conference said that the democratic rights of Tamils had to be safeguarded for which people should come forward to dedicate themselves.
Hence, in the forthcoming assembly polls, the ‘stained rule of DMK,' which could be termed as ‘Kalapirar era' in Tamil Nadu history denoting a ‘dark age,' should be totally eradicated, for which all should stand united.
The DMDK urged the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate the 2G spectrum case in a fair manner. The law and order situation in the State was dismal.
“No concrete action”
Whenever the DMK came to power, the rights of Tamils in issues such as Mullaiperiyar, Palar, Hogenekkal and Katchatheevu were compromised, the DMDK contended. The conference condemned the State and Central governments for not taking any concrete action on the issues.
The five-year-old DMDK called for a ban on speculative trading and prevent hoarding of essentials to stop the price hike of essential commodities.
Both State and Central governments had not helped the farmers, who should be ensured of good prices for their produce.
There was no concrete effort to redress the sufferings of Indian fishermen. Since the DMK regime had failed in all spheres, it should immediately be removed, the party urged.
Earlier, DMDK leader Vijayakant, who arrived in Salem from Chennai by road, was given a rousing welcome at Thevattipatti village in the afternoon. He also unfurled the party flag at the conference venue.