Tamil Nadu

DMK-led front will win bypolls: Thirumavalavan

VCK chief says AIADMK adopting objectionable practices to win

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol. Thirumavalavan on Tuesday charged the ruling AIADMK and the BJP of attempting to adopt “objectionable” machinations to win the bypolls in the Vikravandi and Nanguneri Assembly constituencies slated for October 21.

Speaking to reporters at Chidambaram, he alleged that the two parties were trying to adopt objectionable practices in connivance with the Election Commission but the DMK-led front would defeat all their evil plans and would emerge victorious in the byelections. He said the bypolls would be a forerunner to the political scenario in the context of the Assembly election in 2021.

Taking strong exception to the demolition of illegal structures in Chidambaram town by the authorities, he said the administration had failed to provide alternative accommodation to people. Most buildings had been in existence for over five decades, he said.

He said it was a shame that important waterbodies and irrigation canals in Chidambaram town had not yet been desilted, which had consequently resulted in rainwater draining into the sea.

Mr. Thirumavalavan also criticised the NLC India Limited (NLCIL) for spending its money under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme in other States while ignoring Cuddalore. NLCIL should fully utilise its CSR fund in the district alone, he said.

He welcomed the encomiums Prime Minister Narendra Modi had paid to the richness of Tamil during an event at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, but expressed concern over the championing of Hindi by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Referring to the controversy over the wedding celebration in the town’s Sri Natarajar temple, he wanted the State government to order a probe and come out with a white paper on the issue.

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