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Karunanidhi comes down on Vijayakanth

Written by: Staff
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Chennai, Mar 21 (UNI) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M Karunanidhi today deplored actor-politician Vijayakanth seeking share in power for forging an alliance, after calling both the DMK and the AIADMK corrupt parties.

In a statement here, the DMK leader wondered whether Vijayakanth's corruption charge against the two Dravidian parties would go if his Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) was allowed to forge an alliance with either for share in power.

He had been restraining himself and not reacted to remarks made by some people, but was repeatedly asked about these people, Mr Karunanidhi said.

Recalling his congratulatory message when Vijayakanth launched his party in Madurai, Mr Karunanidhi said now when the actor-politician launched a tirade against him, he was not perturbed as he remembered the praise showered on him by the actor in the past.

On the difference between DMK and AIADMK in identifying constituencies among allies, he said the DMK, after getting a wish list from an ally, discussed it with other allies to check overlap of seats and amicably settle allocation of seats.

Whereas, in the rival camp, the AIADMK, after retaining all the favourable seats, left the rest to be shared among the allies, he claimed. 'This is the difference between the two fronts,' he said.

On the State Election Department 'refusing' to act against the ruling AIADMK, especially against a Minister who distributed sewing machines 'violating the model code of conduct', Mr Karunanidhi said this prompted DMK Union Ministers to lodge a complaint with Election Commission of India. He hoped the Commission would take action.

On former DGP W I Dawaram moving the High Court against the EC order transferring City Police Commissioner R Nataraj, he said the retired police official had to do the favour as he was immensely benefited by the Jayalalithaa regime after his retirement.

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