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The turbulent and troublesome past 5-6 years for PMK may be a valuable lesson for the newly rising Kongu party. Confining a party to a narrow regional-caste range spells defeat. Simply casteism can quickly run out of steam in terms of votes captured. It is true that community organisations are a great stepping stone to political organisation and mobilisation. However, such organisations cannot be sustained on chauvinism alone.