KRISHNAGIRI/VILLUPURAM: The People’s Welfare Alliance (PWA) will decide its chief ministerial candidate once the elections are over, said MDMK general secretary Vaiko here on Friday. He was in the district to attend the party volunteers’ meeting.
Addressing mediapersons, he said that if the PWA, formed by the MDMK, CPI, CPM and the VCK, wins more number of constituencies in the Assembly elections, the elected candidates would choose the Chief Minister. He reiterated that the aim of the alliance was to defeat the top two Dravidian parties, AIADMK and the DMK and that they were working together towards the goal.
Thanking the Union Government for lifting the ban on jallikattu, Vaiko observed, “While the Centre is silent on many crucial issue concerning Tamils, including the Lankan Tamils issue, it has somehow acceded to their requests on jallikattu. The BJP MP Pon Radhakrishnan’s efforts to get the ban lifted is appreciated much.”
He pointed out that in Spain, people use knife in bull-taming sports but no such practice prevails in jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. In fact, the villagers treat the bulls like their children, he quipped.
Vaiko said the PWA will give a corruption-free, transparent rule in the State if the party is voted to power in the coming Assembly elections.
Speaking in Gingee on Thursday where the party office-bearers’ meeting was held, the MDMK leader said, “A huge political change took place in 1967, the same will take place in 2016 and the People’s Welfare Alliance will come to power.”
He further said Gandhian Sasiperumal, who was campaigning for a ban on liquor in the State, didn’t die accidentally, he was forcibly brought down from the mobile phone tower and allegedly killed by police. The MDMK chief demanded action on the issue, for which the PWA had organised a strike.
Referring to liquor prohibition, Vaiko said, “Now, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is acting like they are against liquor, but party chief Karunanidhi had brought liquor to the State.”