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‘A dangerous strategy’
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B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM Viduthalai Chiruththaigal Katchi chief Thol. Thirumavalavan sees the attack on Dalits as a well-planned one.

PATTALI Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder Dr S. Ramadoss is trying to shore up the party’s sliding fortunes by forming a caste-based federation against Dalits, said Thol. Thirumavalavan, Lok Sabha member and leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK). In 2012, the PMK formed a nine-member front of intermediate castes, called the “All Communities’ Federation”, following its defeats in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections and the 2011 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

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