Brahmins to vote against AIADMK
Thambraas said all its members would vote against the ruling AIADMK in the May 8 Tamil Nadu assembly polls.india Updated: Apr 28, 2006 19:05 IST
Bitter over the way in which the Tamil Nadu government handled the affairs of the 2,000-year old Kanchi mutt, Thamizhanadu Brahmin Association (Thambraas) on Friday said all its members would vote against the ruling AIADMK in the May 8 Tamil Nadu assembly polls.
"Thambraas strongly believes that the present assembly elections is the one and only opportunity for the hurt devotees to express and record their disapproval of the way the AIADMK and its government handled the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt affairs", Thambraas state President N Narayanan, told reporters.
He said Thambraas had floated a political party "Makkal Desiya Jananayaka Katchi - MDJK" (People's National Democratic Party) and had entered into an electoral pact with the BJP, agreeing upon highlighting the "issue of Kanchi Seer and attempts to denigrate the Kanchi mutt" in the elections.
MDJK, he said had fielded two candidates in the May 8 polls - Mukta Srinivasan, a former Congressman, in city's Thyegarajanagar constituency and its vice-President and a dalit, Sowrirajan, at Thiruvadaimaradur in Thanjavur district.
Narayanan alleged the Chief Minister was also "inaccessible" to people and even to the elected representatives.
"We tried to meet her on 10 occasions with regards to our problems and grievances, but did not get an appointment," said Narayanan.