G K Vasan confident of getting Tamil Maanila Congress name for his outfit
Chennai: Former Union Minister G K Vasan, who has parted ways with the Congress, today sounded confident of getting the name of Tamil Maanila Congress for his yet-to be launched outfit.
Amid reports that TMC title was now "owned" by a fringe outfit in Puducherry, Vasan said there could be "no issues" in getting the name.
Vasan's father and veteran leader G K Moopanar named his outfit TMC after he broke away from Congress in 1996 but it merged with the parent body in 2002.
After addressing a meeting of supporters here, Vasan told reporters in an informal chat that the proposed public meeting in Tiruchirappali where he would announce the name and symbol of his party would be "a grand affair" which will even "surprise the national leaders."
The date of the meeting will be announced in a week and it was likely to be held before the end of this month, he added.
Vasan, who quit Congress faulting the central observer's role in the state unit, said he would tomorrow visit the families of the kin of five Rameswaram fishermen who were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court in a drug case.
He also said he will be meeting his supporters in other towns as well after his visit to Rameswaram.