December 21, 2016
The President of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), Thol Thirumavalavan, today announced that MDMK General Secretary Vaiko had expressed his inability to participate in the December 28 Puducherry conference to highlight the problems of demonetisation since he had already welcomed the move.
VCK, an ally of the People’s Welfare Front, had extended an invitation to Vaiko, who said that as he had already supported demonetisation, he may not be able to speak against it in the conference on the Protection of Constitutional Rights, in which leaders of other allies such as CPIM and CPI are participating, Thirumavalavan told reporters here.
Stating that the Front was not a permanent platform, he said that the four parties would fight for the common cause of the people, as they did in the elections; if there was any difference of opinion then they would fight as individual parties and that he had not boycotted Vaiko or his party in this regard.
Demonetisation and introduction of Rs. 2,000, which took a toll of nearly 100 persons, had caused the economy to shatter, due to which the incidence of black money hoarding had also increased, he said.
“This is not a implementation wrangle, but an ideological failure,” Thirumavalavan said.
When asked about Jallikkattu, he said that it was a traditional game and the Centre should take steps to keep it going.