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Karunanidhi cautions against new parties
10 April 2014

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunaidhi addressed the people in three different constituencies — Marakkanam, Puducherry and Cuddalore — on Thursday.

At Marakkanam, he cautioned the electorate against “the proliferation of the political parties in Tamil Nadu that are staging a deceptive drama to hoodwink them.” He was campaigning for K. Muthaian (Villupuram), R. Manimaran (Kallakurichi) and R. Sivanandam (Arani).

Mr Karunanidhi said that people vote only for those parties that recognise hard work and those preparing schemes for the welfare of the public.

He said that the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Front had shunned the communally-oriented parties and had decided to support the secular ones.

Dig at Modi

C. Jaisankar reports from Puducherry:

Participating in an election rally in Puducherry to canvass votes for the DMK’s Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency candidate, A.M.H. Nazeem, at Anna thidal, Mr. Karunanidhi asked why Narendra Modi, projected to be the country’s prime ministerial candidate, had not disclosed details about his marital status so far.


Mr. Karunanidhi said if a person like Modi was given a chance to rule the country nobody could predict how the rule would be.

Recollecting the demolition of Babri Masjid and subsequent riots in different parts of the country, he said if the BJP came to power, it would indulge in activities that disturb communal harmony.

Ring symbol

Addressing a public meeting at Cuddalore on Thursday, Mr Karunanidhi said that the allotment of the ‘Ring’ symbol to Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol. Thirumavalavan was a harbinger of an auspicious occasion that would happen in his life. “It is an indication that he would soon get a wedding ring,” Mr Karunanidhi said.

He further said that the symbol was no different from the “Rising Sun “ symbol of the DMK as both were striving for the uplift of the poor and the downtrodden.



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