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Jaya finding reasons for impending defeat: Karunanidhi

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Apr 9 (UNI) DMK President M Karunanidhi today hit out at AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa for charging the Opposition of fomenting trouble to get the May eight Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu postponed.

She has started finding reasons for her impending defeat at the hustings, he told reporters here, reacting to her remarks made at Madurai yesterday.

Mr Karunanidhi alleged that Ms Jayalalithaa was rattled by the intelligence reports that the DMK would win 200 seats and that the AIADMK would perform poorly in the remaining constituencies.

''She was rattled by the Intelligence reports. That is why she is saying such things. She is finding reasons now itself for her impending defeat'', he claimed.

''It was unbecoming of a Chief Minister to talk about the imminent break down of law and order in the State'', Mr Karunanidhi said and asked ''why is she the Chief Minister then''.

''It only showed her lack of competence'', he also charged.

Whatever little doubts the DMK had, have been cleared by her remarks, he said.

''We had one or two per cent doubt. But Ms Jayalalithaa's remarks have confirmed that the DMK will emerge victorious in the polls'', he added.

Ms Jayalalithaa had charged that she had credible information that the DMK and its allies were hatching a conspiracy to unleash largescale violence in the state in order to postpone the assembly polls. She alleged that the DMK was making every effort to delay the holding of the polls till May 21 so that the state could automatically come under President's rule, facilitating that party to have a hold on the levers of power. Once that happens, the DMK, would hold the elections at an appropriate time, conducive for it, she added.

She alleged that Mr Karunanidhi, fearing rout in the polls, was attempting to foment large scale violence through his henchmen, only to present a picture of deteriorating law and order situation and mislead the Election Commission to conclude so and prepare the ground for postponement of the elections.


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