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Congress rebel Vasan unveils flag of his new party in Chennai

Vasan resigned from Congress on Nov 3 complaining lack of democracy and autonomy in the state party.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai |
November 26, 2014 12:51:27 pm
A massive rally and the public meeting at Trichy next week is going to be crucial for Vasan's party as it would also be an occasion to prove his strength. (Source: PTI photo) A massive rally and the public meeting at Trichy next week is going to be crucial for Vasan’s party as it would also prove his strength. (Source: PTI photo)

Former Union Minister G.K. Vasan, who broke away from the Indian National Congress, released the flag of his new party in Chennai on Wednesday morning. Announcement of the name of his new party is scheduled at Trichy on November 28, said Vasan while releasing the party flag carrying pictures of veteran Congress leaders K Kamaraj and G K Moopanar – Vasan’s father.

A massive rally and the public meeting at Trichy next week is going to be crucial for Vasan’s party as it would also be an occasion to prove his strength. Vasan said the meeting at Trichy is going to be a significant chapter in the history of Indian politics.

Vasan, along with his sympathisers including the former Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B S Gnanadesikan, resigned from the party on November 3 complaining lack of democracy and autonomy in the state party.

However, name of the new party is yet to be known as there are uncertainties over getting the name Tamil Manila Congress (TMC), a party floated by his father Mooppanar in 1996 against a decision by the Congress central leadership to align with AIADMK without informing the state leaders. After Mooppanar’s death, Vasan merged TMC with Congress, in 2002.

Sources say if the name of the new party is not TMC, it could be even in the name of Kamaraj or Mooppanar.

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