MK congratulates PM, Sonia for acumen in politics

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Chennai, Oct 13: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today congratulated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for expressing profound understanding of politics and handling the Indo-US nuclear deal issue.

In separate letters to Dr Singh and Ms Gandhi, the DMK leader, whose party is a key constituent of the Congress-led UPA Government at the centre, congratulated them for their remarkable comments in the Leadership Summit held yesterday in New Delhi.

In his letter to Dr Singh, Mr Karunanidhi said ''Your scholarly response to questions yesterday is really extraordinary and remarkable.

''Your words, 'we are not a one-issue Government. We have made changes in various areas...but in life one has to take certain disappointments and move on to the next..if the deal (Indo-US nuclear deal) does not come through, that is not the end of life...

In politics, we must survive short-term battles to address long-term concerns', epitomise the whole of your experience in politics and in various other spheres of activity'', the DMK leader said, adding that he was able to see Dr Singh's inner conscience through these pregnant words. ''I wholeheartedly congratulate you for these learned words'', he said.

In a separate letter to Ms Gandhi, he said that he read her speech in the HT Summit with great interest. Her vibrant words that ''dharma of coalition is to work together, try and understand and accommodate each other's view'' spoke volumes of her profound understanding of politics, he said.

''The constructive and practical approach to the problems being developed and introduced by you will go a long way in improving the country's political atmosphere'', Mr Karunanidhi said adding ''I am extremely happy over your response and convey my hearty congratulations''.


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