Jaya supported demolition of Babri Masjid: MK

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Chennai, Sep 3: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi on Wednesday, Sep 3 reiterated his charge, that the AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa had supported Kar Seva, which led to the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992.

Reacting to Ms Jayalalithaa's remarks that she had not supported 'kar seva' and had not sent her party volunteers as 'kar sevaks' for the demolition of Babri Masjid, Mr Karunanidhi quoted the AIADMK leader's speech at the National Integration Council meeting, convened by then Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao to prove his charge. Citing her speech in Tamil daily Dinamani here, dated November 24, 1992, the DMK leader said, Ms Jayalalithaa argued that like the minorities, the majority Hindus should be allowed to achieve their religion-based principles, clearly supporting kar seva.

In the meeting, Ms Jayalalithaa had wanted the then Uttar Pradesh government to pave way for construction activities (building of Ram Temple in the disputed site) and demanded that the Centre allow kar seva. She had even suggested that the Centre should move the court to commence 'kar seva', Mr Karunanidhi said.

Having openly supported it, Ms Jayalalithaa was now feigning innocence and have the people believe ''this cat would not drink milk'', Mr Karunanidhi said.

On reports that he had boycotted the PMK President G K Mani son's marriage, he said the report had suggested that he did not go for the marriage, despite Mr Mani extending a personal invitation, but the fact was that Mr Mani did not invite him at all.

He never had the cheap attitude of insulting friends for political reasons, he added.

On PMK founder leader S Ramadoss's charge, that he had done nothing for securing 27 per cent reservation in higher educational institutions, he said people know who were responsible for the 27 per cent reservation and 20 per cent exclusive reservation for most backward classes in the state.

He had even written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to promulgate an ordinance, providing 27 per cent reservation and this had appeared in all newspapers, Mr Karunanidhi said.

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