TAMIL NADU

“Emergence of third front inevitable”

Staff Reporter

MADURAI: Formation of a third front had become inevitable and it would take a better shape at the national level, said State secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) N. Varadarajan here on Saturday.

Addressing a demonstration staged by the party, Mr. Varadarajan wanted the State Government to direct the Madurai police to nab the person who threatened CPI(M)’s urban district secretary of dire consequences.

The demonstration was staged to condemn the police “inaction” and Madurai Corporation’s “unfair approach” by permitting giant size cut-outs, hoardings and flex boards in the city, affecting movement of road users.

CPI (M) urban district secretary R. Annadurai is alleged to have received threatening calls to him and his family members for his write-up in the party organ about the inconvenience caused to people by the hoardings and cut-outs put up in the last one week.

Not against individual

Stating that the party was not against any individual, Mr. Varadarajan said that this trend must be nipped in the bud. Condemning the “police inaction” even after three days, he said that the threat was not against an individual but against the alliance. He claimed that a strong third front was inevitable and it would start from Tamil Nadu and take a better shape in future at the national level.

Members of the CPI(M), All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Communist Party of India participated in the protest. It was led by P. Mohan, MP. Mr. Mohan said that people were put to a lot of hardship as loudspeakers started blaring three days ahead of the celebration.

Valarmathi Jebaraj, former AIADMK Minister; N. Nanmaran, MLA; and K. Raju, AIADMK’s urban district secretary, participated in the protest.

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