AIADMK stifling democracy in Assembly: Karuna
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 20:57
Chennai: Accusing the ruling AIADMK of stifling democracy in the state Assembly, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday said none would be able to finish off the the party as it had withstood many a challenge in the past.

"What more challenge could the DMK face than it had during the Emergency. Even late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi could not finish off the party. Later, Gandhi herself at a public meeting here expressed regret for the excesses," he said at a marriage function.

Recalling DMK founder CN Annadurai's words on "democracy blooming in the state Assembly", Karunanidhi said, "one has to search for democracy in the Assembly today".

That was the reason why DMK members walked out of the Assembly yesterday, he said, adding when his party was in power it had respected the Opposition.

Ridiculing a state minister for narrating the story of a greedy farmer and targeting his sons MK Stalin and MK Alagiri, Karunanidhi, without taking the name of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, said it was those who had accumulated wealth and faced court cases in Bangalore who were greedy.


First Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 20:57

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