In a pan-Tamil Nadu fasting campaign organised by the Communist Party of India with the support of many major political parties of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, the Government of India was urged to declare Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa as guilty of genocide. The CPI demand supported by the ruling AIDMK and by political parties MDMK, VCK and Tamil National Communist Party gains much significance against the backdrop of repeated bailouts of the Rajapaksa regime in the international forums by the New Delhi Establishment, political observers in Chennai said. The main fasting campaign, participated by a large number of party activists, took place in front of the Thaamparam divisional secretariat in Chennai.
Tamil Nadu State General Secretary of the CPI, Mr. D. Pandian led the fasting campaign.
On behalf of the ruling AIDMK, Mr. Ponnaiyan delivered the solidarity address.
Inaugurated by veteran supporter of Tamil Eelam, Mr Pazha Nedumaran, and welcomed by CPI’s Tamil Nadu General Secretary Mr C. Mahendran, the campaign was addressed by the leader of the Viduthalai Chiruththaikal Katchi (VCK), and parliamentarian, Mr. Thirumavalavan.
On behalf of MDMK, Mr Senthil Athipan, and representing the Tamil National Communist Party, its General Secretary, K. Venkatraman, addressed the participants.
Supporting the cause of Eezham Tamils, The Communist Party of India plans a series of agitations in Tamil Nadu and in other parts of India in the coming months, Mr. Mahendran told media.
Pazha Nedumaran addressing the gathering organised by the CPI
V. Thirumavalvan of the VCK addressing the gathering
Thaamarai C Mahendran, the Tamil Nadu state secretary of the CPI