Stating that the DMK-led front, of which his Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) is part of, will make a clean sweep in the pending assembly bypolls, Thol Thirumavalavan on Wednesday said his party would not contest from any of the 20 vacant seats.
“However, there is a feeling among opposition parties that the State government fears facing the people at the bypolls,” Thirumavalavan said.
On the newly-inaugurated statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel erected at an estimated cost of Rs 3,000 crore, the VCK leader said the huge amount could have been utilised in alleviating poverty.
“This is a kind of ridiculing those living below the poverty line, a segment which constitutes a substantial number in the country. There are several crore people living without even one meal a day,” he charged.
Thirumavalavan called upon the people who fight for democracy to come out and stage protest. He also urged the investigating authorities to nab the real accused in the Nirmala Devi case.