The Viduthalai Siruthaigal Katchi (VCK) managed to win four of the six seats it contested within the lately concluded Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. VCK contested the polls in alliance with the DMK.
Calling it a historic motion for Panthers (his occasion), VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan tweeted that his occasion has shattered hate politics by its victory. “Those who tried to limit, include and Isolate us solely as a Dalit occasion have been defeated,” he tweeted. He additional stated VCK’s pot image has smashed the hate propaganda of caste and spiritual fanatics.
The occasion contested in Vanur, Kaatumannarkoil, Cheyyur, Arakkonam, Nagapattinam, and Thiruporur. Poll specialists had raised doubts about VCK profitable in a general constituency. However, VCK’s SS Balaji and Aloor Shanavas who contested in Thiruporur and Nagapattinam general constituencies emerged victorious whereas M Babu gained in Cheyyur and Sinthanai Selvan gained in Kaatumannarkoil.
Before the deal was signed with the DMK, VCK was demanding a minimal of 10 seats just like what they’d contested within the 2011 election in the identical alliance. However, DMK allotted them solely six seats this election. VCK cadres staged a protest in entrance of the occasion workplace claiming that they need to not accept much less. However, Thirumalavan requested the cadres to cooperate with the occasion’s excessive command. He instructed the media that stated although the occasion excessive command is dissatisfied with the allocation of seats, they’ve determined to simply accept it contemplating the hazard posed by the Sanathana forces.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections during which the DMK-led alliance registered a landslide victory, VCK was allotted two seats. While author D Ravikumar contested on DMK’s Rising Sun image, occasion chief Thirumavalavan contested on a person image (Pot). The former gained by a distinction of greater than 1 lakh votes in opposition to PMK’s Vadivel Ravanan, however Thirumavalavan managed a slender victory of three,000 votes in opposition to AIADMK’s P Chandrasekar.