கருணாநிதியும், கண்ணதாசனும் கல்லக்குடி போராட்டத்தில்.
கல்லக்குடி போராட்டத்தில் கண்ணதாசனுக்கும் அவர் நண்பர்களுக்கும் ஒரே மாதிரியாக ஒன்றரை ஆண்டு கடுங்காவல் தண்டனை விதிக்கப்பட்டது. விடுதலையாகி வெளியில் இருந்த தலைவர்களில் ஒருவர் கூடஅவர்களை வழி அனுப்ப வரவில்லை.
Chennai, June 22 DMK activists will “fill the jails” across Tamil Nadu July 4 to denounce the “vendetta politics” of the AIADMK government, party president M. Karunanidhi said.And if they are not released in time, DMK MPs and legislators will still vote in the presidential election next month, he told reporters.
He said he had called for the protests as the government had invoked the Goondas Act on one of its leaders and former minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam.
Earlier, the party’s executive committee decided to “fill the jails” July 4 to condemn the continuing arrests of former DMK ministers and other party members.
The first major protest that aided Karunanidhi in gaining ground in Tamil politics was his involvement in the Kallakudi agitation in Kallakudi. Original name of this industrial town was Kallakudi and it was changed to Dalmiapuram after a cement mogul from North India who built a cement plant there. DMK wanted to change the name back to Kallagudi.. In the protest Karunanidhi and his companions erased the name Dalmiapuram from the railway station and lay down on the tracks blocking the course of trains.
Karunanidhi was arrested and was released within three months. But Kavingnar Kannadasan who participated in Kallakudi agitation was arrested and was jailed for one and half years after attending the court for several times. Kannadasan tells about what actually happened in the Kallakudi protest.