“Illiterate” Karunanidhi desperate to rule Tamil Nadu: AIADMK

AIADMK said that demand for interim Chief Minister following Jayalalithaa’s deteriorating health condition exposes the vindictive approach of the self-centered opposition party.

By: ANI | Chennai | Published:October 12, 2016 8:51 pm
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The AIADMK on Wednesday alleged that an “illiterate” DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi is desperate to rule Tamil Nadu and said the demand for an interim Chief Minister following incumbent Jayalalithaa’s deteriorating health condition exposes the vindictive approach of the self-centered opposition party.

“As far as DMK is concerned, DMK headed by Karunanidhi is always vindictive in its approach. It is a self-centered political party, a political party for his own family,” senior AIADMK leader Ponnaiyan said.

“Karunanidhi doesn’t know the law. Karunanidhi wants to rule Tamil Nadu or anything he wants to do, above law, without law, by breaking the law, which is his approach. Even if a judge gives a correct statement, if it goes against him, Karunanidhi won’t be hesitant to accuse, to scold and insinuate the judiciary to the maximum extent, unmindful of the consequences. He is illiterate, so he takes law into his hands,” he added.

Stating that the arrangements have been made according to Jayalalithaa’s wishes, Poonaiyan further said, “According to the Constitution of India, no acting Chief Minister can be appointed, no in-charge Chief Minister can be appointed. What is being arranged for our Chief Minister is followed subject to the prevailing situation in the state.”

After Raj Bhavan informed the media that the Chief Minister’s portfolios had been reallocated to Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam, Karunanidhi made a strong case for an interim arrangement in Tamil Nadu.

Karunanidhi said it was the wish of the people that either the Governor or the Centre should act immediately to explain the position of the government on major issues.

“Till the Chief Minister recovers and resumes her duties, an arrangement should be made to fulfill the essential needs of the people of the state,” he said.

Jayalalithaa has been hospitalised in Apollo hospital, Chennai since September 22. Since then, reports released by the hospital have said that she has been on respiratory support but recovering.

On Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Governor, C. Vidyasagar Rao allocated the portfolios dealt by the Chief Minister to Pannerselvam and also said that he will also preside over the Cabinet meetings. This arrangement has been made on the Chief Minister’s advice and will continue until she resumes her duties.

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    Rajneeti
    Oct 12, 2016 at 5:24 pm
    It is funny that you call a literary expert "An illiterate". Let me ask a simple question. Do anyone in your party have the guts to call Jayalalitha by her name, as "Jayalalitha". You guys are good to just fall on her feet. What is wrong in asking for alternative arrangement? Last December, Chennai was flooded due to unannounced water release and many died despite Jayalalitha being in power. If the same happens this time, will you be waiting for her permission from hospital bed to take action?
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      Ranbir
      Oct 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm
      Soon we will be a free Tamil state under Karunanidhi. Free from shackles of India
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        pulicat
        Oct 13, 2016 at 12:34 am
        Yes,Karunanithi is an illiterate,but with a difference. He is a great
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          COL.SANDHU
          Oct 12, 2016 at 11:24 pm
          Both Modi and Karunanidhi are illiterate. They must keep nationalistic and brilliant advisers and listen to them. However they can learn from the great Kumarasami Kamaraj (Kamraj Nadar) who was a great leader truly honest, nationalistic and brilliant. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;India must always continue to enlarge her military capabilities then only peace is ured. Also make good use of the 1.3 billion people.
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            krish
            Oct 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm
            It is now very clear to all that Karuna is very desperate to see the end of this elected Govt in tamilnadu, In the light of his desperation, he has started questioning the credentials and bona fide action of the Governor and started finding fault with the Governor by raising queries on consutional validity of his stated action. I think solution and answer can be found only when Jaya comes out of Apollo and p through Gopalapuram to Poes Garden. Will God be kind enough to facilitate the quick recovery of Amma to shut the mouth of Karuna....
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              kvrao
              Oct 13, 2016 at 10:08 am
              It’s not the question of literate or illiterate, but it’s a matter of age. At the age of 92 his greed for power, and to rule the state sitting in a wheel chair, is certainly questionable. Law makers in the government, without applying for them, set a law for a government employee to retire at the age of 60. All he can and should do is to p on all his vast political, administrative experience in grooming the young talent.
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                Mannar
                Oct 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm
                Every 5 minutes he is getting 'arippu' (itching). so he is jumping constantly. after earning many thousands of crores, why cannot he retire and take rest, allowing others to rule the state.
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                  Muniraj
                  Oct 13, 2016 at 10:28 pm
                  U IS LIKE A COMP NEEDLE WILL ROTATE TOWRDEY AT ANY TIME
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                    Muniandi
                    Oct 12, 2016 at 4:35 pm
                    Karu may be illiterate, but his brain is coocked and sharp and he has made many many crores in the last 50 years - much more than 10,000 educated people can earn. biggest crook in TN and even in India.
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                      zamtri
                      Oct 13, 2016 at 12:31 am
                      problems r too enormous for India to manage all this mess . we need to get a part peacfully
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                        PALAN GAMAN
                        Oct 13, 2016 at 7:37 pm
                        All are demanding that he should retire from the politics.But I am asking you all,are you ready to rule Tamil Nadu?lt;br/gt;Is there any higher educational Insute in Tamil Nadu or in India to produce an young man or women to replace these two very old,corrupted and convicted persons?lt;br/gt;My reply will be no.lt;br/gt;Your universities are full of Tamil Cinema only and mad of Tamil actors but not on studies.lt;br/gt;She may be ver 68 years or he may be over 92 years but when you are all mud,( manang Katy ) Compare to Delhi or Maharastra Zander Kerala Tamil Nadu is a backward state in education.
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                          Ravi Cheluviah
                          Oct 12, 2016 at 6:31 pm
                          A state whose ruling party is on an ICU stretcher and the opposition is on a wheelchair, LOL!
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                            Righteous
                            Oct 13, 2016 at 10:20 am
                            Jayalalitha, 68 years old, Modi et al should retire using the same rule! Saffron religious evil fanatics over the age of 60 are taking policies to kill people. I see no reason why Karunanidhi who is way better off than the saffron thugs shouldn't rule at 92.
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                              rams
                              Oct 12, 2016 at 4:42 pm
                              Respected Sir, lt;br/gt;I admire your commitment to Aiadmk party and leader. Take positively. things will be fine.lt;br/gt;there is nothing wrong in what Dr.Kalaignar has asked. lt;br/gt;since there is no clear news on CM madam, rumours are created. this is what kalaignar had said. he also told some alternate temporary arrangement to be made. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You should admire that Governor has finally taken action on the highlighted points. lt;br/gt;We should not be impatient so much that a elder person is called as illiterate.
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                                sathya
                                Oct 12, 2016 at 5:09 pm
                                Mr. Karunanidhi is a born billionaire and the most "honest" politician the Tamilnadu, nay India has ever produced. He deserves to rule the state many more years.
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                                  Hemant THETE
                                  Oct 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm
                                  Tamils, Tamilnadu and their politics. A unique b .
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                                    True Dravadian
                                    Oct 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm
                                    Free Tamil land. Freedom. Hail karunanidhi
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