Vaiko Heeds CPM's Call for Joint Protests

Published: 09th July 2015 03:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2015 03:45 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:The MDMK on Wednesday formally accepted the CPM’s appeal to join protests and public meetings organised by Left parties in the interest of the people.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at a high-level committee meeting at the party headquarters Thayagam, here.

The resolution stated that CPM State secretary G Ramakrishnan met MDMK general secretary Vaiko at the latter’s party headquarters on July 4 and requested him to join its struggle against the Central and State governments, to which the MDMK agreed.

The MDMK leader announced that it would hold a marathon on September 5 on the outskirts of Madurai to create awareness on prohibition. It urged the State government to join the case against the Andhra Pradesh government which had obtained a stay on a CBI inquiry into the killings of 20 TN workers in the Sesachalam forest. The MDMK also criticised the stand of the BJP government not to order a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam.

The party also condemned the Centre’s abstention from the United Nations Human Rights Council during the voting on charges of massacre against Israel at Gaza.

The resolution further said it would celebrate the centenary year of the Dravidian movement which took a shape in 1916, and hold a conference in Tiruppur, where DMK founder CN Annadurai met DK founder EVR Periyar.

A photo exhibition on the Dravidian movement would be held at the conference, the resolution added.

It also said that seminars would be conducted by the party to involve youth in the ideals of the Dravidian movement and the first such would be held in Erode on August 8 and 9.

The second and third conference will be held in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur.

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