CPI(M) to extend moral support to DMK: Pandhe

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Kolkata, Sep 30 (UNI) CPI(M)'s polit bureau member M K Pandhe today said the Supreme Court had overstepped its juridiction by ruling against the DMK sponsored strike in Tamil Nadu on Sethusamudram issue.

''Every person has the right to strike, the Supreme Court has overstepped its jurisdiction,'' he told reporters in reply to a question after coming out of the party's ongoing Central Committee (CC) meeting.

Mr Pandhe said the CC also discussed the controversial Sethusamudram issue.

He said the CPI(M) would extend moral support to the DMK for its propsoed relay hunger strike by the party members in protest against the apex court ruling.

The apex court today restrained the DMK-led government in Tamil Nadu from going ahead with its party-sponsored state-wide bandh tomorrow, demanding speedy completion of the Sethusamudram project.

A bench, comprising Justices B N Aggarwal and P P Naolekar, in a special sitting said, ''The rights of the public are superior to the rights of political parties. We cannot tolerate such type of activities by political parties.'' UNI

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