AAP To Field Udayakumar in LS Polls?
People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) activist Udayakumar might be the next high-profile AAP candidate to contest the Lok Sabha polls. The anti-nuclear activist is all set to contest the polls from his home constituency Kanyakumari.
PMANE’s other activists MP Jesuraj and M Pushparayan are expected to contest from Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi constituencies.
Earlier, in an exclusive interview to the Express, Udayakumar said that he had submitted a five-point charter to the AAP, including that its local unit must be baptised in Tamil to strike a chord with the masses.
“Using a name like ‘Saadharana Makkal Katchi’ (Common Man’s Party) with the suffix AAP would help us,” he said.
The PMANE leader also wants the AAP leadership to pronounce its stand on nuclear energy and the Eelam.
On February 14, the nuclear activist posted a message on Facebook, in which he said that he doesn’t have the money power or the political clout to win electoral battles, but he felt that it’s the only way to protect public interest.
Finding AAP as the only fit party, he said is prepared to change his mind if leaders of other parties could be lined up to fight for the Tamil people.