Karunanidhi may skip jail bharo agitation

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DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday indicated that he might not participate in the much-hyped July 4 jail bharo agitation against the state government for allegedly foisting cases against its senior leaders.

Writing in his party’s mouthpiece Murasoli, Mr Karunanidhi said that though he was not enlisted to take part in the agitation, his heart and soul would be with those who were jailed.

“It’s my desire to be part of the peaceful jail bharo agitation. I am not used to assigning someone else and keep off even from a protest meeting. I participate in all the protests and have often been sent off, but never been the one to send others off,” he said.

Asking his cadres to teach a lesson to the ruling party, he said that senior leaders should coordinate and work unitedly to make the agitation a great success.

DMK had last month announced the statewide ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation on July 4 to condemn ‘foisting’ of cases against senior DMK leaders, including former including former minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam, recently detained under the Goondas Act.

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