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Kurumba community launches political party

Staff Reporter

It has decided to support the DMK and Congress alliance

Namakkal: Tamil Nadu Kurumba Ena Munetra Sangam launched Desiya Makkal Munetra Kazhagam (DMMK) a political party that would fight for the rights of people from downtrodden and suppressed communities and for right to equality of women.

Party founder C. Muthusamy made this statement to journalists after the launch of the party in Namakkal on Tuesday.

Mr. Muthusamy said that their community has a population of nearly 60 lakh people across the State of whom more than 25 lakh of them are eligible voters.

Claiming a majority in 25 assemblies and around 10,000 to 15,000 votes in close to 120 assemblies, the party chief said that these votes would decide the winning candidate in the elections.

“Our party has unanimously decided to support the DMK and Congress alliance, provided they give us the 25 seats we wish to contest,” he added.

Candidates

With just two days left for DMK to announce the names of candidates for the assembly elections, DMMK would revise their decision and either join the opposition or contest independently if their demand was not met, Mr. Muthusamy added.

According to him the main objectives of the party are to take care of the welfare of farmers and offer raw materials to them at subsidized rates, linking of rivers across the country or at least in South India (to start with) and carrying out research activities in harnessing alternative sources of power such as solar energy to fight the electricity crisis.

The party would also take necessary steps to ensure speedy distribution of community certificates to persons from MBC, SC/ST communities and fight for economic development of financially deprived persons and right to equality of women.

Conserving the existing forest cover and wildlife, protecting the culture of this soil and standing up against corruption are the other key objectives, he added.

Later the party founder released a tri-coloured party flag.

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