MDMK not to demand repeal or amendment of POTA

Madurai, July 20: MDMK today said it would not demand repeal or amendment of the anti-terrorism law POTA which has been "misused" by the Tamil Nadu government to arrest its leader Vaiko and others.

Madurai, July 20: MDMK today said it would not
demand repeal or amendment of the anti-terrorism law POTA which has been "misused" by the Tamil Nadu government to arrest its leader Vaiko and others.

"MDMK will not press for repeal of POTA nor seek any
amendment to the act," Union ministers of state M Kannappan
and Gingee S Ramachandran, who visited Sivanthi Appan and
former MP Ganesa Murthy, lodged in prison here under POTA, and
four other party functionaries detained for their alleged
involvement in various criminal cases, told reporters.

"The NDA partners have agreed in unison that Tamil Nadu
government has misused POTA and condemned the arrest of
Vaiko," they said.

Asked whether MDMK will file a counter case in connection
with the arrest of Vaiko under POTA, they said the Tamil Nadu
government had filed a case and "we know how to face it".

To a question whether Vaiko would himself argue his case,
the ministers said no decision had been taken by the party
about it.

Bureau Report

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