The State government should take immediate steps to bring the six castes, including Pallar, Mooppar, and Kaaladi, under the common name of Devendra Kula Vellalars and remove them from the Scheduled Caste list, K. Krishnasamy, founder of the Puthiya Tamizhagam, said here on Thursday.
Speaking to presspersons, Dr. Krishnasamy said that his party was pressing this demand for the past many years in the overall interest of the development of these castes. The party will host the youth wing conference at Tiruchi on October 6 to highlight this demand again.
He alleged that the Dravidian Movement was launched for the eradication of caste system, but the Dravidian parties themselves were promoting the same.
The demand for removal of these castes from the SC list will play a vital role in the forthcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections and will pave way for change in the political scenario of the country.
He said that these communities suffered much due to inclusion in the SC list. Coming out of the list will enable the progress of these castes on all fronts.
Dr. Krishnasamy alleged that some groups were spreading falsehood in the social media with the sole intention of preventing the overall development of Tamil Nadu. Implementation of various projects alone will lead to the progress of the State and some groups were preventing this.
Referring to the recent derogatory remarks made by H. Raja, national secretary of the BJP, Dr. Krishnasamy said that people should not attach much importance to such utterances.