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US AND NORTH KOREA-Strategic Manoeuvres

film producer and the MDMK candidate in Mylapore, opened his maiden election speech by reciting Sanskrit slokas and referred to his worshipping at the local temple before setting out to file his nomination. It was, however, not only Hinduism and Sanskrit. To add a local flavour, the MDMK brought in Sankaracharya too. As the election campaign was underway, K P Kandasamy, a press baron and a prominent member of the MDMK, made a pilgrimage to Kanchi Mutt and sought the blessings of the Sankaracharya. Soon followed handbills which declared Thanu not merely as the devotee of goddess Karpagambal, but also as the one who had the blessings of Kanchi Pariyavaal, the great one of Kanchil While the BJP withdrew its candidate from the Mylapore constituency, the MDMK compensated for its absence.

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