D.M.K. Legislature party has been—it might have come
to the notice of the discerning public,—doing commendable
work. It has championed worthy causes, fought for healthy
principles, and threw light in the usually dark alleys
of very many activities of the powers-that-be. True,
being but fifteen in number, the decision in all matters
went against the expressed wish of the party, but there
is this salubrious thought, there is a small group,
which has got the guts to rise up and champion the cause
of the down-trodden though those that are at the helm
of affairs happen to be numerically colossal.
Hitches have, of course, arisen—passions were also kindled—but
the D.M.K. Legislature Party has been all along following
the path of decency and decorum for the motto that the
D.M.K. places before itself is, that democracy is not
a negation of decency.
Motives are often attributed to the D.M.K. whenever
it champions the cause of the toilers, tillers, the
under-paids and the over-burdened, the unemployed and
the harassed! Be it their advocacy of a higher pay in
consonance with the soaring prices for the N.G.O.s,
the village officials, the policemen, the jail warders,
and those in the teaching profession, be it their pleadings
for better irrigation facilities or sanitary conditions,
be it their unstinted support for Harijan uplift, and
village reconstruction, the ruling party brandished
the wand of majority and vanquished all noble attempts.
But, nothing is lost by this seemingly discouraging
situation—for the ventillation of grievances by the
D.M.K. on behalf of the masses, has resulted in making
the Congress members in the Legislature to compete with
the D.M.K. in exposing the shortcomings of the rulers.
Of course they have their dig at the D.M.K. members
but what is begun in derision of the D.M.K. end in a
denunciation of the governmental policies. To that extent,
it is welcome.
It is extremely difficult to resist the temptation that
numerical strength naturally generates—and when they
are thus intoxicated they do try to throw muddy words!
But sound and fury signifies nothing! Their satire are
so meaningless, that being bored, they themselves turn
their ‘guns’ towards the treasury bench, and demand
betterment in all fields!
Being new to the field, the D.M.K. members are to a
great extent handicapped but they are fast getting into
normality, and some more experience will be needed,
before they contribute much more effectively.
We invite all those interested in securing a democratic
way of life, to give a helping hand to the D.M.K. Legislature
Party, by utilising its abilities, by offering useful
suggestions, statistics, presentation of facts and figures
in all walks of life wherein the government has got
Wherever petty tyrants harass the people, whenever injustice
walks unchecked, wherever there is corruption and mal-administration,
those who are interested in the eradication of these
and such other evils, are requested to think of this
fact, a new force has slowly arisen, to champion the
cause of the oppressed, and its services are at the
disposal of the needy and the down-trodden.
(Sub Editorial - 21-07-1957)