CPI leader’s car set afire in Chennai

CPI state secretary D Pandian’s car was set on fire by unidentified miscreants on Thursday night,badly damaging the vehicle....

Written by Express News Service | Chennai | Published: February 7, 2009 11:02:27 pm

CPI state secretary D Pandian’s car was set on fire by unidentified miscreants on Thursday night,badly damaging the vehicle. The incident happened in Chennai when Pandian was away in Dharamapuri,campaigning for the Sri Lankan Tamil Protection Movement (SLTPM).

Speaking to reporters,party MLA Mahendran said the Government should initiate serious investigation into the incident and bring the culprits to book.

CPI and,more importantly,its secretary was at the forefront of launching the umbrella group SLTPM,comprising MDMK,PMK,CPI and VCK. Pandian also single-handedly took the Left to the AIADMK camp after the trust vote on Indo-US nuclear deal parted the comrades’ company with the DMK.

Following the incident,the police have increased security around his house in city.

Meanwhile,the state unit of Congress has decided to throw its weight behind the Sri Lankan Tamil Welfare Rights Forum,a group floated by the DMK to press for the safety of Tamil civilians in Lanka.

The forum would organise public meetings from Saturday. TNCC president K V Thangkabalu and MoS G K Vasan would attend the meeting in Chennai on Saturday while Home Minister P Chidambaram would address a meeting in his home district Sivagangai on February 9,said Thangkabalu on Thursday.

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