SP Udayakumar quits Aam Aadmi Party

Published Oct 19, 2014, 10:59 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 8:22 pm IST
S.P. Udayakumar
 S.P. Udayakumar

Tirunlveli: Noted anti-KKNPP activist S.P. Udayakumar has quit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as he does not want to help a national party that is insensitive to the problems of Tamils, to set foot in Tamil Nadu.

He alleged that the AAP lacks clarity on the nuclear policy of the nation. He joined the party amidst strong criticism from scores of his supporters on February 12 this year.

Replying to his critics, Mr Udayakumar said though he was aware of the ignorance of AAP on the unique problems of Tamils, he and his friends had hoped to make the AAP high command understand the issues.

He had joined the AAP on the condition that its Tamil Nadu unit be christened in Tamil and there would be autonomy to the unit to deal with Tamil Nadu issues, especially like the Tamil fishermen’s problem, Sri Lankan Tamil issue, beach mineral sand mining, anti-people’s projects, social justice and minority issues.

“As the AAP high command failed to fulfil its assurance, I have decided to quit the party,” Mr Udayakumar told DC.

He continues to maintain cordial relationship with the AAP and its leaders. He said, “Though the AAP has done nothing to identify itself with the Tamils, it is the only party to take on the BJP and the Congress.”

He is also reported to be in the process of reviving his Green Party of India, launched in 2001, inspired by the principles of American environmentalist Ralph Nader, for whom he had worked in the American presidential election in 2000.

Location: Tamil Nadu


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