RPI plea to Modi
Indian Republic Party of India (RPI) Tamil Nadu State President S K Tamilarasan MLA today wanted Mr Narendra Modi and his new Government, to be sworn-in on May 26, to keep up all poll promises.
Addressing a press confeence here, Mr Tamilarasan said the Modi Government would be facing several challenges.
He recalled the letter written to Mr Modi by the grandson of Mahama Gandhi and C R Rajagopalachari and said Mr Modi should adopt the policies of Late B R Ambedkar so that he could give good governance to the people of the country.
He also wanted that Mr Modi should not give room for the so called reviewing the Constitution.
He said 62 dalits had won in the Lok Sabha elections and wanted Mr Modi to take this into consideration while finalising the new Union Cabinet for providing them adequate representation.
To a question, he said the dalits were very eager to know whether Mr Modi will provide a new approach or would follow the as usual agenda of the BJP.
To another question, he recalled the BJP leaders earlier stiff stand on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and said they should continue the same stand and find permanent solution for the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
Mr Tamilarasan took the strong exception over the reported remark of Sri Lankan Mass media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella that they were happy over that AIADMK Supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa did not have any key role in the proposed new Government at the Centre under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi though the ruling AIADMK won 37 seats in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
Mr Rambukwella's remark itself proved Ms Jayalalithaa's stiff stand on Sri Lankan Tamils issue, he said.
He also pointed out that Ms Jayalalithaa had already clarified that her government will adopt cordial approach with the new Government at the Centre and work for the further betterment of Tamil Nadu with the help of the Union Government.
Replying to a another question, he said the recently concluded Lok Sabha electiosn in Tamil Nadu has proved the entire dalit population of the state was behind Ms Jayalalithaa.
Later Mr Tamilarasan participated in the 123rd birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar organised by the party here.
(Posted on 22-05-2014)