The folk singer requested them to join the anti-liquor campaign

Kovan meets Karunanidhi and Stalin thanks them for opposing AIADMK
news Kovan Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 11:58

Folk artist Kovan who is currently out on bail in a sedition case met DMK supremo Karunanidhi and party treasurer M K Stalin at their residence In Chennai at 11 am on Thursday.

The folk singer requested them to join the anti-liquor campaign and thanked them for opposing the AIADMK in power for his arrest.

Kovan alian Sivadas, a member of the leftist Makkal Kalai Ilakkiya Kazhagam (MKIK) performing arts group based in Trichy, was forced onto a police van by cops in the wee hours of October 31.  The cops had allegedly not mentioned the reason for arrest while they took him to Chennai.

Later it was revealed that he was arrested on sedition charges, and the TN government sought preventive detention by the National Security Act.

He was arrested for releasing two songs extremely critical of the ruling dispensation and its leader, blaming her for increasing alcoholism in the state.

In an interview to The News Minute, when asked if he will campaign against the AIADMK, Kovan said, “We don’t view the politics in terms of DMK or ADMK.  Now we could be criticising the AIADMK which is in power in Tamil Nadu or the BJP which is at the centre, if they do not do right by the people. But generally, our point of view is this: People believe in political parties, the judiciary, the police and such institutions, and if those in position do live up to the faith people have in them, then we will take that to the people during the elections. That’s how we function. We want people to hold power and democracy to function. We will not target parties specifically. The present AIADMK government has failed in its duties, we will raise those issues.”

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