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Nedumaran not to support any party in polls

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Apr 17 (UNI) The Tamil National Movement (TNL) led by P Nedumaran today announced that it would not support any party in the May eight Assembly elections in the state.

In a statement here, Mr Nedumaran, on bail after he was detained under the now defunct POTA for supporting the banned LTTE, said in the absence of any party seeking support, the possibility of TNL offering its support to any party did not arise.

TNL members could vote for candidates who supported Tamil Eelam, promised to make Tamil the medium of instruction, to protect Tamil interests on Cauvery, Mullaiperiyar and Palar river issues and lent their voices for democracy and basic rights of the people, he said.

Mr Nedumaran, who was released on bail on condition that he should not speak to the media and issue statements, regretted that no opposition party came forward to condemn depriviation of democratic rights. The condition was recently relaxed by the Madras High court.


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