VCK’s civil code meet aimed at political rejig ?

DMK, Congress to send representatives to meet, signalling re-allignment of forces

Published: 08th November 2016 02:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2016 03:23 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

CHENNAI: With the leaders of the DMK and the Congress assuring to send their representatives to the VCK’s meet against uniform civic code (UCC) scheduled to be held on November 14 in Chennai, the event is foreseen to provide an opportunity to the Dalit party to cozy up to the main Opposition party marking the beginning of political realignment.

A VCK delegation that included Mohammed Yusuf, treasurer and Aloor Shanavas, deputy general secretary, on Monday visited Rajya Sabha MP and DMK women’s wing leader Kanimozhi to invite the party for the conference. She had given a positive signal to send a DMK man for the event.
“We met Kanimozhi on Monday evening to invite DMK for our conference. She promised to consult her party leader (M Karunanidhi) and send a representative to the programme,” Shanavas told Express.
He added that she had shared similar views on the issue of the UCC and hailed the efforts made by the VCK to hold such a conference to express objection to the common code.
Similarly, the VCK leaders met S Thirunavukkarasar,  president of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee and he too expressed his willingness to take part in the conference against UCC, being organised by the minorities wing of the VCK.

Political observers note the event would provide VCK, which has been showing signs of getting back into the DMK fold, an opportunity to warm up to the Dravidian major.
“The VCK has been trying to come closer to the DMK considering its future interests. It cannot continue to be a part of the People’s Welfare Alliance which drew a blank in the polls,” said an observer.
Earlier, the Dalit party squandered a chance to cozy up to the DMK when it was invited for the ‘all party meet’ chaired by MK Stalin.
Party sources stated that it could not break away from the four-party combine all of a sudden and so it had to refrain from stepping into ‘Anna Arivalayam’, the DMK headquarters where the all party meet was held.
However, the VCK did not want another chance that came its way to slip out of hands in Puducherry. The party stunned its partners in the PWA when it announced support to Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy who seeks mandate in the Nellithope constituency.

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