By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net
Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) a political party launched few weeks ago is planning to contest at least 6 Lok Sabha seats in the state. MMK is the political wing of Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK).
MMK is eyeing six seats that have at least 20% Muslim votes. These are Cental Chennai, Vellore, Mailaduthurai, Thanjavur, Tiruchy, and Ramanathapuram.
Dr M.H. Jawahirullah, president of TMMK told TwoCircles.net that Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (Humanitarian People’s Party) is now negotiating with the DMK the ruling party in Tamil Nadu. AIADMK has also approached MMK regarding the elections. Dr. Jawahirullah said that they will not settle for less than 3 seats and if their demands are not respected they will contest in all six seats alone.
M. Jawahirrulah surrounded by TMMK activists in 2008
Talking to TwoCircles.net Dr. Jawahirullah mentioned that their candidates list are not finalized by only candidates who are graduates and have considerable social service experience will be selected to be their nominees. MMK is confident of winning at least two seats in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
When asked what they intend to achieve if they are able to send their member to the Lok Sabha, Dr. Jawahirullah said that “we want to be a righteous and uncompromising voice of the minorities, Dalits, adivasis and other oppressed sections of the India society. We want to focus on issues which are usually sidelined in political discourse like environmental protection, human rights, natural farming etc., We want to uphold moral and ethical values in public life. We would strive to see that every single pie of the public money allotted for various projects are spend for the purpose they are meant.”
Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (Humanitarian People’s Party)was launched in February 2009 in Chennai.