news Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| November 3, 2014| 1.00 pm IST The Congress in Tamil Nadu has received a jolt with senior leader GK Vasan formally announcing his exit from the party. after holding  a meeting with his supporters, Vasan announced that he has decided to revive his father GK Moopanar's party, Tamil Maanila Congress and the name for the new outfit will be decided soon. Vasan has also claimed that he has the support of many senior leaders in Tamil Nadu, three out of five Congress MLAs from the state attended Vasan's meeting. Read- Split in Congress: GK Vasan announces new party Reacting to Vasan's decision, EVKS Elangovan who recently took charge as the state Congress president asked Vasan not to leave the party. "" Don't become a prodigal son. Come back to Congress. You have not announced the name of your party so still there is time. Please come back to Congress. " Elangovan also appealed to Vasan saying Congress was heartbroken. "We still wish Vasan is with us. We request him not to launch a new party. We are a big family. Its not correct that Vasan has left us at this time of crisis. We want you to be in Congress. We are upset but not heartbroken. All of us here want you to come back."

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