Kamaraj108th Birthday and arrest of 82 yrs old freedom fighter by Tamil Nadu Govt.
Tamil Nadu former Chief Minister Perunthalaivar Kamaraj was widely known to be the kingmaker in Indian politics, and known for his honesty, integrity and simplicity. He was involved in the Indian independence movement and was jailed for several times by the British rulers. Kamaraj remained Chief Minister for three consecutive terms. Kamaraj is still remembered for bringing school education to millions of the rural poor by introducing free education and the free Mid-day Meal Scheme during his tenure as chief minister.
On October 2, 1963, he resigned from the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Post and proposed that all senior Congress leaders should resign form their posts and devote all their energy to the re-vitalization of the Congress. As a Chief Minister, he has not accumulated any wealth or any house for his family or relations. He was honored with the highest civilian honor, the ‘Bharat Ratna’ posthumously in 1976.
Congress cadre and INA warrior and freedom fighter Sudalaimuthu, who was on fast at Satyamoorthy Bhavan on 14-7-2010 demanding naming of the bus stand in Radhapuram at Nellai Dist after Kamaraj and installation of statues of Kamaraj and his Cabinet colleague P. Kakkan on the premises was arrested along with Dist Congress leader Sivaji Muthukumar.
Speaking to Junior Vikatan Mr. Elangovan, who said that Chief Minister Karunanidhi should look into this matter and release Sudalaimuthu who is in his elderly age of 82 years. Elangovan also told neither he nor his party was against the installation of other statues (of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s parents Muthuvel and Anjugam Ammal).
We also appeal to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to name the Radhapuram Bus stand in the name of the Great Leader Kamaraj and install his statue as a gesture towards Kamaraj 108th birthday.