Just hours after Republic TV exposed S P Udayakumar's willingness to accept foreign funds for protests, the anti-nuclear activist held a public rally where he openly proclaimed that he is seeking Tamil secession from India.
At the rally in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur, Udayakumar said:
"Tamils have to unite and protest. My position till date has been to remain with India. Today, Subramanian Swamy says Udayakumar wants to separate Tamil Nadu from India and wants to get it nationhood. Friends, let me tell you the truth. I am going in that direction."