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“Thirumavalavan must resign as MP”

[Hindu, Thursday, 21 October 2010 20:49 One Comment]

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol. Thirumavalavan must resign as a Member of Parliament immediately and face people, demanded Karthi P. Chidambaram, All India Congress Committee (AICC) member, on Thursday.

Addressing a press conference at Chidambaram, he said Mr. Thirumavalavan, who got elected to the Lok Sabha with Congress support, should not have made undeserved comments against Congress leaders and party policies.

Mr. Thirumavalavan, in an interview to a Tamil bi-weekly, had questioned the credibility, strength and culture of the Congress, besides vehemently criticising AICC leader Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Rahul Gandhi, he said. (In the interview Mr. Thirumavalavan faulted the Congress for giving red carpet welcome to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the valedictory of the Common Wealth Games in New Delhi.) Mr. Karthi Chidambaram said that since Mr. Rajapaksa was the elected leader of Sri Lanka, India was well within its rights to invite him as official guest.

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  • Leo said:

    Hi, karthi
    Demaning the resignation of Thirumavalavan is out of context.

    Will his resignation solve the problems? we expect a mature approach from young politician like you.
    If you look into the depth of the problem, then we all will agree that India has messed up the issue of srilankan Tamils .

    Now , the political battle in tamilnadu is further worsening in tainting the Politicians with self respect and tamil spirit.

    Karthi..please remember no one can remove the spirit of tamilians from a dravidian. and Indeed Thirumavalavan is one of the budding tamil politicians with self respect.
    You are most welcome to constructively criticize his statements or his actions.