The National Organizer for TPC and MMC, Visvalingam Manivannan said that, they will welcome if a statue is erected for Thileepan and they will cooperate with that project, in his maiden speech at the JMC.
The Kiddu poonka should be renovated and named again as “Kiddu Poonka” and the roads which beared the names of Maveerars should be named in their name , he said.
The mandate given by the people is not a honour to us. We consider as the duty given to us . We should act with the development of the people in mind.
A change has been displayed here. All have taken a stance of speaking Nationalism. It is inappropriate to erect statue for people who collaborated with oppressive regime against whom we fought.
We are not saying that someone had committed frauds. Our stance is that the tax paid by people should go back to them. If somebody had defrauded this money they should be punished. Several parties have joined in unity to form the governance here. We congratulate you. But please don’t try to pull us into your so called National Unity. Our party was inaugurated to pursue our rights from where the guns were silenced. The people should build up their life. For that the powers should be with us. It is for that we are struggling, he said.