TNCC Chief Denies Move to Sack Him

Published: 02nd November 2015 03:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2015 03:41 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:TNCC president EVKS Elangovan on Sunday denied reports of any move to remove him from the post under pressure from leaders of other factions.

Elangovan was appointed as TNCC president a year ago after former Union Minister GK Vasan split from the Congress and formed the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC).

It was said other senior leaders had joined hands demanding Elangovan’s removal and met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi with a series of complaints against him.

They had claimed that Elangovan had not come up with any strategy to face the Assembly elections, and demanded his removal prior to the polls. 

According to them, Elangovan was functioning in an authoritative manner. He was neither treating senior leaders with respect nor giving prominence to his supporters, thereby demoralising cadre, the leaders had complained. They had also accused Elangovan of not inviting other leaders to party events. They had demanded the nomination of a leader acceptable to all.

The other leaders who had allegedly ganged up against Elangovan include Chidambaram, and former TNCC presidents KV Thangkabalu, Kumari Anandan and M Krishnasamy.

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