Chennai, Mar 12 (UNI) The All India Ambedkar Congress Party (AACP) and National Campaign For Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) have decided to jointly field candidates in 15 reserve constituencies and ten general constituencies in the May eight elections to the Tamil Nadu assembly.
Addressing a press conference here today, P Jawaharial Nehru founder president of the AACP and V Karuppan, State Conveenor of the NCDHR said in the remaining constituencies, it was decided to extend unconditional support to the Desiya Dravidar Murpokku Kazhgham (DDMK), founded by actor-turned politician Vijaykanth.
Asked about the reason for extending supoort to the DDMK, they said if the AAIADMK regain power, the Dalits will be troubled by the dominated Thevar community, and if the DMK was voted to power, the Dalits interests will be in jeopardy because of Vanniyars domination.
They, however, said Mr Vijaykanth, categorically declared that he would remain away from the communal politics, and assured a caste free society.
If Mr Vijayakanth decides to forge an alliance with either the AIADMK front or the DMK front, they would meet again to take an appropriate decision, they added.
They said in order to protect the interest of the Dalits, the parties concerned must support non-political independent Dalit candidates, or should opt for a non-poitical Dalit candidate from the respective assembly constituencies.
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