Former DMK MLA who is a criminal defeated Vaiko in 1996 Elections.
A former DMK MLA who tried to escape with 25 sovereigns of gold jewels and some cash from a Ashok Nagar house was caught and handed over to the police. The ex-MLA, Ravishankar, was later arrested and the police have launched a hunt for his brother K Ilanchezhian. [The Times of India News dated 20-10-2010].
Ravishankar told the police he had been the DMK MLA of Vilathikulam constituency in Tuticorin district. The police said Ravishankar and Ilanchezhian came to the house of Venkat Ragavan, a retired CPWD official, on Murthy Street around 12.15pm. Ragavan was at home with his wife Vedha Valli and their daughter in-law Radha. They said Ravishankar and his brother posed as I-T officers and showed identity cards. They searched the house and found 25 sovereigns of gold jewellery and 20,000 in cash. Ilanchezhian kept the valuables inside his bag and told Ragavan he could collect them after submitting the required documents.
“Ilanchezhian then started running out and didn’t respond to Radha, who sought a few more details. They got suspicious and Radha and Vedha Valli cornered Ravisankar. Radha caught hold of him and cried out for help. Ilanchezhian sped away on his bike while a few neighbours and workers of a nearby mechanic shop rushed there and nabbed Ravishankar. They thrashed him before taking him to the police station,” a police officer said.
“We are questioning Ravisankar to unravel at least 10 more cases of impersonation reported in the city. Special teams have been formed to nab Ilanchezhian,” south Chennai joint commissioner of police P Shakthivelu said. Police sources said Ravisankar, fighting on a DMK ticket, defeated MDMK chief Vaiko in the 1996 assembly elections before shifting allegiance to the AIADMK in early 2000. He was nabbed by the airport police while trying to smuggle drugs in 2003. While being taken to a court near Madurai in 2004, he escaped from the police and a non-bailable warrant is still pending against him. He was living with his family at a separate house in Indira Nagar near Porur.
MDMK General Secretary Vaiko is a straight forward and honest politician in Tamil Nadu. He is an unparallel leader who is having high moral qualities and fighting for the Tamilians real welfare in Sri Lanka. By politicians like Ravi Sankar former DMK MLA, the people are being cheated during elections by way of Bribe and other false assurances. People must keep it in mind that there are several MLAS who are dangerous criminals like Ravi Sankar. By these false people we are loosing moral politicians from politics.
If we want real Democracy, people must take a vow to avoid bribe and elect sincere and honest people to rule our country.