The former general secretary of the Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam GK Nagaraj, who quit the party last month, floated a new regional party ‘Kongunadu Jananayaga Katchi’ here on Sunday.
Addressing reporters on the sidelines of his party launch here on Sunday, Nagaraj said that the would align with the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has named Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate, and face the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
One of the key resolutions passed at the inaugural event vowed to safeguard the family culture and tradition of Tamil Nadu. This would be primary objective of the new party, sources said.
The Kongunadu Jananayaga Katchi will work for maintaining peace and communal harmony among public overcoming all social barriers like caste, creed, religion and language, another resolution of the party said.
Among other things that were focused during the Sunday’s meeting include fight for total prohibition and safeguarding natural resources in the region.
The party will also strive to protect the rights of agriculturists and industries, the mainstay of the Kongu belt. Besides priority would also be given to problems being faced by farmers, industries and other sectors in Tamil Nadu, particularly the western Region.
The Dravidian parties, which have ruled the State for the past 40 years, have failed to work for the development of Tamil Nadu, Nagaraj told reporters.
The new political outfit would make all efforts to create political awareness among the public in the Kongu region.
The party would also fight amendment to anti-farmer laws and also press the demand to help farmers fix the price for their produce across the state.
Providing free education and health would also form part of the agenda of the party and all necessary steps would be taken to achieve these goals, a resolution taken up by the party on the occasion said.
The Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam, which was formed during the 2009 Lok Sabha election had split in 2011, when the then general secretary ER Easwaran quit the party.
Now, the party has once again split with Nagaraj forming a new party.