How Karunanidhi got his mojo back

Ending suspense over its stand on FDI in retail sect­or, DMK president M. Kar­u­nanidhi on Tuesday said his party would vote in fa­v­o­ur of the UPA gover­nment in Parliament with ‘bittern­e­ss’ about the FDI issue on­ly to prevent communal for­ces from coming to power.

DMK’s decision comes two days after Congress em­i­ssary Ghul­am Nabi Azad met Ka­runanidhi, in or­d­er to take the second larg­e­st UPA constituent with 18 members on board.

Karunanidhi said that one couldn’t deny that the UPA government mig­ht fall if the moves of BJP and other parties seeking di­scussion and voting un­d­er rule 184 in Parliament take place.

“Though there may be thousands of diffe­r­ences still persisting on the issue and considering the consequences if the go­vernment falls at the Cen­t­re, in bitterness, the DMK has decided to support the UPA government on the issue,” he said.

The DMK chief said if a dangerous situation arises to UPA in Parliament, “co­m­munal forces” like BJP and other like-minded parties may benefit out of it.

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