NPC Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran urged Tamil leaders, who were over 60 years, to move aside and allow the younger generation to take up politics.
NPC Chief Minister told a special meeting of the TPC held at the Jaffna Library auditorium yesterday (12)
CM Wigneswaran, who himself has been challenging the TNA leadership by forming his own Tamil People’s Council (TPC) two years ago, said the current leaders of the Tamil community must guide what he described as the great Tamil political machinery from behind the scenes.
Tamil leadership was continuing to cling to its positions by various means and argued that next phase of the Tamil leadership had to be identified right away so that they could gain in political acumen and experience, he said.
The CM said the TPC had changed the mindset of some political parties from, “we will accept what we are given” to “we will demand what our people want”.