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Dalit TN party, VCK appeals for support to Yashwanth Sinha in Presidential polls

- July 1, 2022

Chennai, July 1 (BPNS)

While the BJP and the NDA have been highlighting the candidature of Draupadi Murmu as its Presidential candidate as a major move to elevate the tribal community in the country, the Dalit party of Tamil Nadu, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) has appealed all opposition political parties to support Yashwanth Sinha as the President.

The VCK founder leader and Member of Parliament, Thol Thirumavalavan said that despite a Dalit, Ramnath Kovind being the president of the country, there has not been any reduction in the attack on Dalits in India. The Dalit leader said that instead the attacks on Dalit community have increased across the country.

He said that the right wing forces were bent on destroying the democratic institutions in the country and that there was a need for the opposition political parties to save the democracy and hence extend their support to the candidature of Yashwanth Sinha.  He said that this was for protecting the democracy and constitution of the country.

He said that the Presidential election is an ideological battle and called upon the YSR Congress and the Biju Janata Dal to reconsider their decision to support the candidature of Draupadi Murmu.

The VCK founder leader said that the Presidential elections is an opportunity for an ideological fight to protect the democracy, constitution and freedom in the country and appealed to all the political parties to support the common candidate of the opposition, Yashwanth Sinha in the elections to the Presidential post.