KMDK demands 10 per cent quota for Kongu Vellalars in Tamil Nadu

He added, “Political recognition is essential for the development of Kongu community and preserving our tradition.
Regional conference of KMDK was held at Vijayamangalam in Erode district on Sunday | Express
Regional conference of KMDK was held at Vijayamangalam in Erode district on Sunday | Express(Photo | Express)

ERODE: The state government should provide 10 per cent internal reservation to the Kondu Vellalar community, said Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi (KMDK) general secretary E R Eswaran here on Sunday.

Speaking during the party’s regional conference, Eswaran said, “Only 10% of the Kongu Vellalar (Gounder) community has developed and the rest are backward. Therefore, the government should provide 10% internal reservation to the community for their progress.”

He added, “Political recognition is essential for the development of Kongu community and preserving our tradition. Our alliance with a party does not mean that we accept their policies as well.”

A total of 27 resolutions were passed, in particular, splitting large districts into smaller ones like Pollachi in Coimbatore, Gobichettipalayam from Erode, Attur in Salem, Tiruchengode in Namakkal .

Ministers S Muthusamy, Ma Subramanian, M P Saminathan, senior Congress leader E V K S Elangovan, and party cadres participated.

The community’s traditional dance ‘Valli Kummi’ was performed with 16,000 women artistes during the conference.

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