“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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  1. R
    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?
    1. R
      Oct 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm
      Soon we will be a free Tamil state under Karunanidhi. Free from shackles of India
      1. P
        Oct 13, 2016 at 12:34 am
        Yes,Karunanithi is an illiterate,but with a difference. He is a great
        1. C
          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.
          1. K
            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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