After all the accusatory comments I have got for my previous post on Lok Parithran, this news (scroll down to the last news item in that page) brings some relief (via RosaVasanth's Tamil blog): Lok Parithran's Tamil Nadu unit has split. And what a split it has been! Just look at the allegations:
"We left Lok Paritran on Sunday in disgust after witnessing the favouritism shown to the Mylapore candidate Santhanagopalan, who was given all the financial support and workforce for the campaign. We got nothing by way of support. On the other hand, we were abused, humiliated and even threatened by our national leadership,"� said K. Rajamany, the Anna Nagar candidate and an engineering consultant.
He alleged that he was first appointed treasurer of the party but was sacked when he asked for accounts.
There is more! Mr. Elanthirumaran, who contested against M. Karunanidhi in Chepauk, makes this bizarre allegation:
�"... the party president and state general secretary had said that Mr. Santhanagopalan would get huge public sympathy and win in Mylapore if I got beaten up contesting in the politically sensitive Chepauk," he claimed.
Phew! If you will excuse me, I feel like basking in some schadenfreude ...