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G.K. Vasan's tryst with politics

Events leading to Mr. G.K. Vasan's decision to float a new party:



Congress(I) leader, Mr. G.K. Moopanar floated a new party at Tirupparankundram following the high command's decision to revive ties with the AIADMK in 1996 as a result of which Tamil Nadu Makkal Congress was formed. The Election Commission recognised the breakaway Congress as a regional party in Tamil Nadu.

In 2001, after the death of Mr. G.K. Moopanar, his son Mr. G.K. Vasan was unanimously elected as the leader of the Tamil Maanila Congress.

Later, in 2002, Winding up the six-year-old Tamil Maanila Congress, its general council "unanimously" decided to reunite with the parent Congress to pave the way for "restoring Kamaraj rule" in the State.

Tamil Maanila Congress is reborn

On November 28, 2014, Mr. Vasan re-launched Tamil Maanila Congress and declared that his party would do away with the “seeking-appointment-with-the high-command” syndrome to discuss vital Tamil Nadu issues.

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