Rebellion in G K Vaasan's party over decision to align with PWF

Chennai, PTI | Updated : 10 April 2016, 11:53 PM

Trouble is brewing in the former Union Minister G K Vaasan-led Tamil Maanila Congress over its decision to join hands with the DMDK-People’s Welfare Front.

Senior leaders of TMC, including Peter Alphonse and S R Balasubramaniam, have questioned the decision to align with PWF and termed the move by party chief Vasan as against the goals of the party.

“The move to align with PWF is against the goals of the Tamil Maanila Congress,” Peter Alphonse told reporters. There are indications that they may consider going back to Congress.

The voice of dissent after an open call by TNCC chief EVKS Elangovan to Vasan-led party to “come back home, the Congress party,” to which the former Minister said it was not possible as his outfit had gone past a long distance away from the parent party.

The development comes a day after Vasan inked a pact with DMDK-PWF combine which challenges both AIADMK and DMK.

Despite the strong dissent, Vasan while addressing a DMDK-PWF rally in Mamandur did not make any references to it or the action he contemplated.

The development came after a similar rebellion in DMDK, which saw the ouster of the dissenters led by party propaganda secretary V C Chandrakumar.

First Published: Sunday, April 10, 2016 11:49 PM

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