Congress leaders demand Thirumavalavan’s arrestDecember 21st, 2008 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Central Ministers E.V.K.S. Elangovan and G.K. Vasan Sunday demanded the arrest of ally VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan following attacks on Congress workers at the party’s state headquarters here.”For his unprincipled support of the banned LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) and allowing his party faithfuls to attack Congress workers, Thirumavalavan should be immediately arrested,” Elangovan told reporters in Erode, a textile city 350 km southwest of here.
Vasan told reporters separately: “We demand the Tamil Nadu government to take stringent action against VCK for assaulting Congress workers in our party headquarters in broad daylight (Saturday).”
Congress workers led by legislators and MPs burnt effigies of Thirumavalavan and movie director Seeman in several parts of the state demanding more action against them and end of fissiparous activity in Tamil Nadu.
Seeman’s incarceration since Friday apparently sparked off Saturday’s attack at the Congress headquarters Satyamurthi Bhavan.
Thirumavalavan denied the allegations and said Tamil Nadu’s opposition AIADMK was driving a wedge between those who supported Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s regime.
“I appeal to Congress leaders to avoid believing canards spread by the AIADMK alleging that the attacks were carried out by our (VCK) workers. We do not subscribe to violence as solution and actually demand that it be eschewed not only in India but also in Sri Lanka as well,” Thirumavalavan told reporters in a separate interaction.
In the 235-member Tamil Nadu assembly, the ruling DMK has 95 MLAs, supported by 35 Congress legislators and a sole VCK legislator.
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