Chennai, Nov 4 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today joined issue with AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa saying her demand for dismissal of his government for penning a soulful poem on slain LTTE Leader S P Thamilselvan was borne out of ''frustration'' as he had only mourned the death as a fellow Tamilian.
Replying to a question, he asked how she could seek dismissal of his government for condemning the killing of Thamilselvan while agreeing with the same views expressed by her ally, MDMK, on the issue.
Since she is not in power, Ms Jayalalithaa has become ''frustrated'' and is ''yearning'' for the dismissal of the DMK Government. ''But people's support is required for coming to power,'' he noted.
Taking a dig at his bete noire for mourning the death of the LTTE leader, Mr Karunanidhi said it was human nature to condole the death of a person even if he or she belonged to the Opposition party.
''Only on this basis, I went to the residence of AIADMK Chairman V R Nedunchezian and paid my last respects to him,'' he said.
''The person killed in Sri Lanka is a Tamilian and Tamil blood flows in my body. That's why I condoled the death of Thamilselvan,'' he reasoned.