Chennai: Taking a swipe at his arch rival
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, DMK President M Karunanidhi today
said she has `bowed` before the judiciary by appearing in a
special court at Bangalore in connection with a wealth case
against her after delaying it for long by seeking exemptions.
"I do not have the habit of demanding (someone`s)
resignation. It is her (Jayalalithaa`s) habit to seek
resignation on each and everything," he shot back when asked
by reporters whether he would ask her to step down.
Karunanidhi alleged that Jayalalithaa had been delaying
her appearance in the special court by seeking exemptions as
she did not want to go to court.
To a question on demand by anti-nuclear activists leading
the agitation against Koodankulam Nuclear power plant, that
DMK come out of UPA to stop work on the controversial project,
he said some political parties, unable to withstand a regional
party sharing power at the centre, always make such demands.
He pointed out that the Centre has formed an expert
committee to go into all safety aspects of the project and
allay fears among locals. Even former president Dr Abdul
Kalam has agreed to visit the project site to dispel the fears
of the people there, he said.
He said DMK was of the view that the concerns of the
people should be addressed. "Efforts have been made in this
regard with the constitution of the expert committee," he