Saturday, April 13, 2013


Revival plan of Tamil Maanila Congress is ready
a turning point in national politics 

G K Vasan to resign as Union Minister if Prime Minister
participates in Commonwealth Conference in Colombo

By R Rajagopalan

G K Vasan is restless. Congress cadres in Tamil Nadu do not have clue about
Rahul Gandhi or Sonia Gandhi plans for Lok Sabha polls.

GK Vasan is therefore revived his plans to launch Tamil Maanila Congress
by submitting his resignation from Dr Manmohan Singh Cabinet- to show solidarity
with the sentiments of Tamils for the attrocities of Sinhala Rajypakshe Government.

GK Vasan did not deny about his plans to quit Ministry, when this correspondent asked 
but said thousands of Congress workers seek AICC intervention either Rahul Gandhi
or Sonia Gandhi should visit Trichy, Tanjore, Tinnelveli and Chennai to estimate
the anger of Congress cadre against AICC

GK Vasan had undertaken eight districts tour in March and April.  Vasan observation
of interacting with not only Congress cadre but also with common voters are that
general perception - a groundswell is against UPA and Congress.  

Reasons for GK Vasan to weild this political threat.
Rahul Gandhi recently suspended Yuraj the elected Youth Congress President 
This Yuraj is the staunch supporter of G K Vasan,

* Sonia Gandhi,Rahul Gandhi or for that matter Prime Minister not giving importance
to Tamil Nadu Congress. Especially to GK Vasan group. 

* GK Vasan group feels that P Chidambaram is being encouraged by AICC and 
ignore Vasan

* growing demand to replace TNCC Chief Ganadesikan, who is also a staunch
supporter of GK Vasan,

*AICC rejects TNCC office bearers list and ignore GK Vasan camp
in the past two years Office bearers not appointed

*GK Vasan  failed to get assurance  from his recent  meetings with
Pranab Mukherjee- Rahul Gandhi and Dr Manmohan Singh on
getting major role for his group in TNCC. 

*A K Antony,Gulam Nabi Azad,Ahmed Patel and Digvijay SIngh
all know the mind of GK Vasan-but they are helpless and clueless
of Rahul Gandhi mindset about future of Tamil Nadu Congress.

AIADMK is indirectly sending feelers to Vasan camp to split Congress
But Vasan is resisting- 

Congress has  5 MLAs in Tamil Nadu assembly. And four are GK Vasan supporters
There is a political threat- that these four MLAs might vote for Jayalalitha candidate
in the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections in June. And politically these four MLAs
will get protection from ADMK- 

Anger, animosity, distrust amongst Congress cadre- DMK walking out of UPA
added to the political future of Vasan. It is to be seen how Vasan
will win over some of DMK supporters in his camp-to convert themto ADMK.

These are the main reasons for GK Vasan political moves to launh Tamil Maanila Congress

First June Rajya Sabha polls will be a test case- if 4 MLAs vote with Jaya
second in November if Prime Minister attends Colombo CHOGM meet-he will quit
and launch TMC to be in time for facing Lok Sabha polls- 

ADMK is sending feelers for five Lok Sabha seats-and 35 MLAs seat in 2016 assembly polls

If Vasan launched TMC it will certainly be a turning point in national politics



embargoed for publication on Sunday April 14, 2014

R Rajagopalan
New  Delhi

1928 born Motilal Vora the senior most and aged  84 ,
leader of Congress is the lone voice which can be heard in 10 Janpath.  
The only one Congress leader who can straight walk across straight to the
dining hall of 10 Janpath is Motilal Vora.  Mother son and daughter talk to him
in confidence.  Which are issues of party and personal too. Vora confirmed
to his close sources that Priyanka Gandhi entry into Lok Sabha from
Rae Bereli is almost certain. Motilal ji also opines that Sonia Gandhi
will not contest Lok Sabha due to her health reasons.
Madusudan Mistry Gujarat Congress leader is considered to be close to Rahul Gandhi.
Insiders buzz it out saying that Mistry will be Political Secretary to Vice President AICC
Rahul Gandhi-somewhat similar role that Ahmed Patel is now decorated with Sonia Gandhi.
Old timers in AICC say that Rajiv Gandhi brought Vincent George-then Mallu importance
grew up to the tilt. Now the same elders comment that Gujju domination is more
on 10 Janpath. Be it Ahmed bhai or Mistry bhai-both trying to compete each other.
135 seats is assured for Congress in Karnataka out of 224 strength of the 
Assembly. Congress ticket distribution is almost over. Madhusudan Mistry
is a dominant player- in all internal meetings Mistry is bringing out choicest
blessings in negative fromat  against Ahmed Patel.  On money matters
Mistry is categorical that only Ahmed Patel will endorse the package.
"My job is to distribute tickets continues Mistry-but actual power is
with Ahmed bhai as he distributed Goddess Lakshmi" says close friend
of Mistry.
A report pending with AICC President. It is about impact of revival of
Tamil Maanila Congress by G K Vasan.  AICC is concerned about the
real estate that TNCC owns-estimated somewhere around 700 - 750 crores
in the heart of Tenampet in Chennai. 153 small shops around this Tenampet
Grounds fetch huge rentals. GK Vasan is a Trustee in the TNCC owned
real estates.  In categorical terms GK Vasan conveyed that he would
better resign as Trustee of TNCC real estates than to create legal
complications for AICC.  Reason his father G K Moopanar samadhi
is in the precints of "Tenampet Tidal"  When AICC suspects its own leader
walking out-intentions are political insiders say it is financial.
"War Room" it is a main power centre in New Delhi next to 10 Janpath.Situated
in 15 Gurudwara Rekab Ganj Road in New Delhi few metres from Parliament House
Three days in a week Rahul Gandhi visits this war room. To discuss 2014 poll
prospects. Alliances are made in this War Room.  How to win over Mayawati
whose Bungalow is  just opposite to War Room Election datas are more found in the war room.. 
Can Nitish Kumar be wooed?  Will Jayalalitha join UPA?  Strategies are planned
executed.  Ten to fifteen Union Minsters visit this war room when Rahul Gandhi
holds "real battle field formulating carpet bombing". An estimated study of 400 parliament
constituencies are done by this War Room experts. Their analysis is that 
Congress will win in 85 to 90 seats out of 400, the remaining 150 AICC does not
have organisation nor candidates.  Such is grapevines fumes out of war room
a real disturbing feature.