DMK comes to rescue once again


Every time the DMK flexes its muscles against the UPA government to rev­erse any “anti-people” decision, it had invariably tak­en a U-turn at the last mo­m­ent in the name of rescuing the Central government, generally citing threat fr­om communal forces.

Following the governm­ent’s decision to annou­nce a new round of refo­rms, including FDI in retail, DMK president M. Karuna­nidhi said his party would support the opposition if it moved a resolution in Parl­iament against FDI.

He ma­de this statement on Octo­ber 1 after the party’s high-level executive committee meeting. Karunanidhi ton­ed down his stand after meeting fi­na­nce minister P. Chid­am­baram.

The DMK’s decision to back the UPA on FDI in the retail sector came a day after his party’s parliamentary leader T.R. Baalu gave notice in the Lok Sabha for a discussion on the CAG report regarding 2G scam.

However, a senior DMK leader denied any backroom deal in supporting the UPA on the FDI issue.

“Our leader has been consistently saying that the party is supporting the Co­ngress-led government on­ly to keep the communal BJP at bay.

Since the state government is not forced to allow FDI in the retail sector, we are supporting the Centre,” he reasoned.

A Left party leader said the DMK chief had once again put his party’s interest above national interest. “One cannot forget DMK’s volte face in voting in support of the 13-month-old BJP government in the Centre in 1999.

Karun­an­idhi then justified his par­ty’s decision saying Jayala­lithaa’s corruption was mo­re dangerous than communalism. Now, he is justifying his support for the UPA by citing the thr­eat from communal forces,” he said.

Post new comment

<form action="/comment/reply/205883" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="comment-form"> <div><div class="form-item" id="edit-name-wrapper"> <label for="edit-name">Your name: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <input type="text" maxlength="60" name="name" id="edit-name" size="30" value="Reader" class="form-text required" /> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-mail-wrapper"> <label for="edit-mail">E-Mail Address: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <input type="text" maxlength="64" name="mail" id="edit-mail" size="30" value="" class="form-text required" /> <div class="description">The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.</div> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-comment-wrapper"> <label for="edit-comment">Comment: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <textarea cols="60" rows="15" name="comment" id="edit-comment" class="form-textarea resizable required"></textarea> </div> <fieldset class=" collapsible collapsed"><legend>Input format</legend><div class="form-item" id="edit-format-1-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-format-1"><input type="radio" id="edit-format-1" name="format" value="1" class="form-radio" /> Filtered HTML</label> <div class="description"><ul class="tips"><li>Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.</li><li>Allowed HTML tags: &lt;a&gt; &lt;em&gt; &lt;strong&gt; &lt;cite&gt; &lt;code&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;dl&gt; &lt;dt&gt; &lt;dd&gt;</li><li>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.</li></ul></div> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-format-2-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-format-2"><input type="radio" id="edit-format-2" name="format" value="2" checked="checked" class="form-radio" /> Full HTML</label> <div class="description"><ul class="tips"><li>Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.</li><li>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.</li></ul></div> </div> </fieldset> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-eb671fa6cd846a7698b1a01469ea2244" value="form-eb671fa6cd846a7698b1a01469ea2244" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-comment-form" value="comment_form" /> <fieldset class="captcha"><legend>CAPTCHA</legend><div class="description">This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.</div><input type="hidden" name="captcha_sid" id="edit-captcha-sid" value="65923339" /> <input type="hidden" name="captcha_response" id="edit-captcha-response" value="NLPCaptcha" /> <div class="form-item"> <div id="nlpcaptcha_ajax_api_container"><script type="text/javascript"> var NLPOptions = {key:'c4823cf77a2526b0fba265e2af75c1b5'};</script><script type="text/javascript" src="" ></script></div> </div> </fieldset> <span class="btn-left"><span class="btn-right"><input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-submit" value="Save" class="form-submit" /></span></span> </div></form>

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.