Jallikattu youth start political party, to contest in civic polls

Jallikattu youth start political party, to contest in civic polls

Youngsters who were part of the recent protest for Jallikattu at Marina in Chennai have floated a political party, named ‘En Desam, En Urimai’ (My Country, My Right).

One of the core members, Ebenezer, said that the party was born after repeated anti-people moves by the governments so far.

“For over 40 years, the governments ruling us have been doing us grave injustice. Instead of undertaking welfare measures, they are involved in scams. To add insult to injury, there is neither transparency nor whole-hearted effort. We no longer need such people to rule us,” he said.

Ebenezer, Sathya, Praveena, Suganya, Karthi, Suthathira Devi, Prakash and Prasad were named the co-ordinators of the party and a flag was also launched.

The tricolour flag has in its middle a youngster breaking chain of slavery. While anyone interested to serve the society can become a member by paying Rs 10, those who want to become an office-bearer in the party should have to undergo a screening process.

Based out of the city, the core committee members of the party were instrumental in engaging the protesters at the Marina. They were the ones who erected a large LED screen on the beach to telecast pro-Jallikattu videos to keep up the spirit of the protesters.