Karunanidhi advises Vijayakanth to be humble, not arrogant

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Chennai, Feb 11 (UNI) Dismissing DMDK founder and actor-politician Vijayakanth's charge of ''disorderly rule'' in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today advised him to shed arrogance and be humble if he wanted to ''climb up'' in his political career.

Reacting to his remarks made at a marriage function in Kovilpatti last evening, he said the DMDK leader in his enthusiasm had levelled various charges against the government, mistaking the huge crowd of fans to that of his party cadres.

''Humility and not arrogance should be the mantra for Mr Vijayakanth if he wanted to climb up the political ladder'', he suggested.

''Whatever he speaks, he should speak the truth with facts. It will be good for him, for the people and for the country or else he will become a laughing stock'', he said.

Listing out various welfare schemes launched by the ruling DMK since it came to power in May 2006, including the Rs two-a-kg rice scheme, free CTVs for poor, waiver of loans to the tune of Rs 7000 crore to farmers, free gas stove connections to the poor and distribution of two acres of free land to landless farmers, Mr Karunanidhi asked the DMDK leader what was amiss in his governance.

As a leader of a political party and as a representative of his constituency, Mr Vijayakanth should have highlighted the misdeeds and the disorderly rule of the government in the Assembly by participating in the debate for which he would have got convincing replies, Mr Karunanidhi said.

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