GK Vasan quits party in Tamil Nadu
In a major split for Congress, senior leader GK Vasan on Monday quit the party stating that he will follow a \'new political path\'.
Chennai:In a major split for Congress, senior leader GK Vasan on Monday quit the party stating that he will follow a 'new political path'.
"I will be part of a new political party," said Vasan. "The young people in Tamil Nadu are looking for new leadership," Vasan said.
Vasan is likely to revive the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC), formed by his later father G.K. Moopanar in 1996. Vasan had merged the TMC with the Congress in 2002 and was rewarded with PCC president’s post and later a berth in the Manmohan Singh cabinet as shipping minister.
His indication of reviving the TMC came on a day when Congress chief Sonia Gandhi appointed E.V.K.S. Elangovan as the new Tamil Nadu Congress president in place of B.S. Gnanadesikan.
Gnanadesikan who was upset over his “neglect” by the AICC, resigned. AICC general secretary and in-charge of Tamil Nadu affairs of the party Mukul Wasnik announced in New Delhi that Mrs Gandhi accepted the resignation of Mr Gnanadesikan and appointed Mr Elangovan to the post.
17 Oct 2019 11:51 AM GMT