Chennai, Sept 17 (BPNS)
Founder leader of the Vanniyar political party, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) , Dr. S. Ramadoss said that protests will be inevitable if the state government continues to delay the implementation of 10.5% of internal reservations for the Vanniyar community.
In a statement on Sunday, the senior leader said that he expected the state government to get a recommendation from the Tamil Nadu Backward Class department before the next assembly session and enact legislation guaranteeing internal reservation for Vanniyars.
The senior leader said, “ In the 69% reservations being implemented in the State, the government must provide a break down of communities in each category , which are represented. It must also release similar data about communities that make up 31% reservations. PMK cannot wait for the internal reservations of Vanniyars for ever.”
Dr. Ramadoss further said, “Wherever I go, I am asked about the status of the 10.5% reservations for Vanniyars. I don’t have the answer to the question. I cannot control Vanniyar youth for too long and the government has to understand this”.
The PMK leader also said that he had written many letters to the Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and also spoken to him several times regarding the matter.
He also said that Stalin has always reassured that the law regarding Vanniyar reservations would be passed but there were no signs of that. Dr. Ramadoss also said that when the deadline for Tamil Nadu Backward Classes to provide recommendations giving Vanniyar reservations were extended, PMK had strongly opposed it.
The senior leader also said that he may not be able to control Vanniyar youth for long and that they were waiting to participate in the protests and he too was eager to lead the protests.