Saturday, April 13, 2013
GK VASAN HAS REVIVAL PLANS OF TAMIL MAANILA CONGRESS
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
* 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