The nature of electoral politics has ensured that a group of seven Scheduled Castes have been campaigned about the provision of the general title of ‘Devendrakula Valar’.
Puthia Tamilagam, one of the most important parties in the campaign to bring seven communities into one fold and remove them from the list of Scheduled Castes, is no longer in the AIADMK-led coalition. When the Center decided to bring the law in common name a month ago, the founder of Puthiya Tamilagam K. Krishnaswamy expressed disappointment over the boycott of his demand to remove the communities from the Scheduled Castes list. Subsequently, the AIADMK and the BJP kept a distance from the party.
B. The Tamizhaga Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) led by John Pandian has been included in the AIADMK-led front. It has been allotted a seat in the northern region: Egmore (reserved) in Chennai, though it preferred a constituency in the southern districts, where the Devendrakula Vellar community is outnumbered. In 2016, the TMMK leader tried his luck from Thiruvadanai, Ramanathapuram and in 2011, Neelakottai and Mudukulathur. On both occasions, he contested separately. According to him, Egmore has been given to him since he contested as an ally of AIADMK in 2001 and lost by 86 votes.
Vasudevanallur, Sankarankoil, Tirunelveli, Nanguneri, Paramakudi, Neelakottai and Ottapidaram are among the constituencies suggested by the TMMK to the ruling party at this time.
Mr John Pandian said that despite his party not getting any of the seats sought by him, he decided to remain in the AIADMK-led front due to “coalition religion” and “feeling of gratitude” to the ruling party and BJP. did. Addressed demand on generic name.
However, Devendra Kula Mallar Chamber of Commerce founder president V. Kamaraja, a BJP member and one of those who mobilized communities on the issue, does not agree with the contention that the matter should be viewed only in context. Electoral politics. He said, ‘We look at the government’s decision on the generic title emotionally and see it as a big success. It is for this purpose that all communities will support the BJP and the AIADMK in the election regardless of the presence or logic of any leader. “
Yes. Palanithurai, an academic said, has shifted the focus of state politics from big issues like cultural nationalism to “micro-level and sub-caste” nuances.