Karuna warns against `mischievous` Cong leaders
DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has asked the Congress leadership to prevent "mischievous" Congress leaders from making attempts to disrupt the alliance between the two parties.
Chennai: DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has asked the Congress leadership to prevent "mischievous" Congress leaders from making attempts to disrupt the alliance between the two parties.
Addressing a public meeting at Vellore, about 140 kms from here late last night, he said break of the alliance between Congress and DMK would only bring losses to both the parties and encourage religious fundamentalist forces to gain entry into the state.
"Some mischievous Congress leaders, who could not digest the DMK leading the alliance in the state, are making attempts to disrupt the alliance and the Congress leadership has a responsibility to prevent those elements from making such attempts," he said. Stating that the alliance between both parties would continue for next year`s Assembly polls, he said, "only the DMK, ably supported by the Congress, can prevent the entry of religious fundamentalist forces to the state."
He also said that the Centre was appreciative of the functioning of the DMK government in the state. On the disruption of proceedings in Parliament on the 2G spectrum scam, Karunanidhi said DMK asked its nominee and former Telecom minister A Raja to resign from the Union ministry to ensure smooth functioning of the Parliament.
He said when an allegation of corruption was made during the Nehru era against the then Finance Minister late TT Krishnamachary, he had resigned from the Union ministry and the opposition, which demanded a JPC probe before his resignation, had allowed Parliament to function after his exit from the ministry.
"But now the Parliament, which is the place for discussing issues, has converted into a market place and proceedings have been disrupted for the last 10 days," he said, adding, "is it fair to adopt one stand against a Brahmin (TT Krishnamchary) and another against a dalit (Raja)". He said his party had not taken any decision on the spectrum issue and was waiting for the outcome of the CBI probe.