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VCK not to campaign for Congress

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VCK to take part in DMK rally

Thirumavalavan to contest from Chidambaram


CHENNAI: The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, an ally of the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance, will not campaign for the Congress in the Lok Sabha election, party president Thol. Tirumavalavan announced on Wednesday.

Although the Congress was one of the partners of the DPA, Mr. Thirumavalavan said neither he nor his partymen would campaign for Congress candidates. However, he clarified that the VCK would not campaign against the Congress.

Releasing the VCK manifesto, Mr. Thirumavalavan said the party would work for the protection of rights of Tamils and Tamil Nadu, the implementation of Sethusamudram project, the retrieval of Katchchatheevu, 50 per cent reservation for women in all fields, and reservation for Dalits belonging to all religions.

It would raise the Sri Lankan Tamils’ issue in Parliament.

Mr.Thirumavalavan said his party would participate in the rally being organised by the DMK in support of Sri Lankan Tamils in Chennai on Thursday (April 9). On Friday, (April 10), the party would conduct demonstrations in all district headquarters condemning the alleged atrocities of the Sri Lankan Army on Tamils in the island.

“Last hope”

Appealing to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to intervene immediately for bringing ceasefire in the island, Mr. Thirumavalavan said she was the last hope for the Sri Lankan Tamils.

As a leader of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) she had the moral responsibility to save the Tamil race in the island.

Mr. Thirumavalavan will contest from Chidambaram (Res) Parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha Election and S.P. Velayutham, a real estate businessman, will be the party candidate for Villupuram (Res) constituency.

The party has been allotted two seats by the DPA. Its candidates would contest on an independent symbol so as to get the Election Commission’s recognition.

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