TNCC chief B S Gnanadesikan on Monday demanded a judicial inquiry by a sitting judge of the Madras High Court into the recent violence that occurred in Marakkanam.
Speaking to reporters along with VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan, who called on him on Monday with regard to the incidents and the alleged anti-Dalit campaign of the PMK, Gnanadesikan, without naming any party, said casteist campaigns with an eye on polls could not be accepted.
Gnanadeskian said communal harmony was of paramount importance and that his party was committed to it.
Meanwhile, members of Paraiyar Peravai attempted to gherao the State Assembly seeking the arrest of PMK founder S Ramadoss and PMK MLA ‘Kaduveti’ Guru under Prevention of Atrocities against (Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes), here on Monday.
The members led by ‘Airport’ Moorthy attempted to reach the Assembly but were stopped near the main entrance. They were detained by cops and released later in the evening.
In Coimbatore, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) petitioned the Collector to ban Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss from entering the city.
VCK Coimbatore district secretary Susi Kalaiarasan said, India was a secular country and caste discrimination was prohibited under the Constitution.