Karunanidhi`s b`day bash to lift spirit of workers

DMK has decided to celebrate its chief M Karunanidhi`s 88th birthday in a grand style.

Chennai: DMK has decided to celebrate its
chief M Karunanidhi`s upcoming 88th birthday, so as to infuse
energy among the crestfallen cadres and help them overcome the
"shock" of party`s debacle in the assembly polls.

"Days ahead of party chief`s (Karunanidhi) birthday, a
win that should have been ours by virtue of our performance
eluded us even as it went to the others unexpectedly. Even
they would not have expected it," party General Secretary K
Anbazhagan rued.

Urging the party workers to celebrate the 87-year-old
DMK patriarch`s birthday on June 3 in grand style, he said the
poll verdict had come as a "shock" to people and one which is
"not liked by the good-willed" and the "unbiased."

Quoting DMK founder C N Annadurai, he said the "DMK
doesn’t go berserk over a win and sulk during loss."

Anbazhagan said Karunanidhi had strived for social
justice and therefore celebrating his birthday would not mean
`singing paeans` to him.

"To prove that DMK, which has continued to work for
the oppressed Dravidian people, has not done away with its
efforts to continue working for the Tamil people, we are
duty-bound to celebrate the birthday of our leader."

"I request all the supporters to celebrate his
birthday in every nook and corner," he said.

The DMK, presently is not even the principal
Opposition party with fledgling DMDK winning more seats in the
April 13 polls.

Adding to the woes of Karunanidhi, Rajya Sabha MP and
his daughter Kanimozhi has been jailed in-connection with the
2G spectrum allocation scam.

PTI