Kongunadu party snaps ties with National Democratic Alliance

January 10, 2016 12:00 am | Updated September 30, 2023 12:13 pm IST - KARUR:

The Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi (KNMDK) has made it clear that it is no longer part of the National Democratic Alliance in the State.

Speaking to The Hindu after the party’s general council meeting held here on Friday, KNMDK general secretary E.R. Eswaran said a decision on the alliance would be taken afresh. This implied that the party was no longer with the NDA, he said. The sub-regional party contested the Lok Sabha election in 2014 as part of the NDA.

The general council empowered Mr. Eswaran to a take a decision on forming alliance for the forthcoming Assembly elections. A four-member committee had been constituted to advise him.

Mr. Eswaran welcomed the Centre’s decision to allow the conduct of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The Centre should allow rooster duel, which was also a traditional sport of the State.

Claiming that peacocks were causing widespread damage to crops, he said the Government should find a solution to the problem too.

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