Chennai, July 3 (UNI) Seeking to put at rest the speculation on his atheist roots, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said it was not important whether he believed in God or not but it was important the almighty accepted him for his services to the poor, the downtrodden and the suffering masses.
Addressing a gathering at the famous St Thomas Basilica here where he inaugurated a feature film on the Apostle, Mr Karunanidhi said he was an ordinary individual and it was an insult if someone asked if he accepted God.
One must act in a manner which was acceptable to God. This was possible only by service to humanity.
''Showing pity on the poor, mercy to those sufferring from disease and helping the downtrodden, these are the acts which will help God accept me.
''This is possible by constant practice and I practise well. This has been taught to me by Periyar (Dravidian Leader and an atheist) and Anna (Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Annadurai).'' MORE UNI GM VV PK VC2048