Thursday, November 5, 2015

Congress workers burn effigy of senior leader for 'badmouthing' Thevar

A section of Congress workers on Wednesday staged a protest in the city and burnt an effigy of the party's media cell chief Gopanna, alleging that he maligned freedom fighter Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar. Led by Nachikulam L Sarvanan, the T Nagar area president of the Congress, party members including women staged the agitation and raised slogans against Gopanna. They later attacked his effigy and burnt it.

According to Saravanan, ahead of the recent birth centenary celebrations of Thevar, Gopanna spoke bad about him stating that he was against Dalits and instigated Thevars against Dalits. "Gopanna should not forget that Thevar donated more than 30 villages for Dalits," he said.

He added that Gopanna also badmouthed veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan who too was a Congress leader. "These acts of Gopanna, who considers himself an
intellectual, are unacceptable," Saravanan said.

Saravanan and his supporters urged All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi to immediately step in and take stringent action against Gopanna for his irresponsible acts.

He also wondered why Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan did not recommend any action against Gopanna yet. "Thevars in Congress are deeply hurt by Gopanna's words," he said, seeking an unconditional apology from Gopanna


Anonymous said...

Obviously its a blatant lie. There is no logic or motive to these accusations and these people are nothing but pawns in the hands of an opposing faction in Congress.

RasaRasaThevar said... or mrs anonymous but we have gutsto comment in our own name...not like u...