Close on the heels of DMDK founder
and Actor Vijayakanth’s statement that he will lead the alliance
in 2011 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu the Viduthalai Chiruthai
Katchi leader Thol. Tirumavalavan has said that power sharing would
be the next tangible step in letting Dalits taste political power
even as he urged party office bearers to gear up and work hard towards
realizing this goal.
Tirumavalavan while addressing a meeting of the regional district
executive committees in Chennai on Sunday night said the party’s,
‘Vision 2011’ did not translate into capturing power next year,
but to make a significant jump towards the goal.
Though he said that the party leadership will not make any wrong
moves in the coming Assembly elections, he did not rule out an alliance
in future. Turumavalavan added that “To achieve the long-term goal
of Dalit liberation through the attainment of political power, the
party will lead an alternative alliance in the State in 2016.
Surprisingly Tirumavalavan’s party VCK which is an ally of the ruling
DMK government has attacked it saying DMK was giving second-class
treatment to Dalits and allowing the police to foist false cases
against them. He claimed that in the last six months 12 lakh members
from 44 districts have joined the party. .