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Turbulent politics of the Tamil National Alliance

Oct 8, 2010 2:28:31 PM- transcurrents.com

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Chartering a pragmatic political course based on principle may appear to be a paradoxical venture to many. In the knitty-gritty world of practical politics being principled and pragmatic would sound like a contradiction in terms.

Recent events however indicate that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is attempting to adopt a pragmatic approach based on principle.

This bid to blend principle with pragmatism and evolve a harmonised political approach has not been without perils and pitfalls. Politics of the TNA in recent times has been turbulent as the party tried to strike a middle between principled and pragmatic courses of action. [click here to read in full on ~ dbsjeyaraj.com]