DMK will continue to work for State: Karunanidhi
CHENNAI: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government will continue to work for the State, Tamils and Tamil language despite being humiliated by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), DMK president and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said on Wednesday.
Addressing a public meeting at the Pennagaram grounds in support of his party nominee P.N.P. Inbasekaran, the DMK leader said the AIADMK kept insulting the ruling party when it extended invitations to the principal Opposition party.
Adverting to the AIADMK's complaint that no formal invitation was sent to the party for the inauguration of the Assembly-Secretariat complex recently, Mr. Karunanidhi asserted that the Opposition party was invited in a proper manner. He also referred to the personal invitation extended by the Deputy Chief Minister to AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa for the inauguration of the Kalaignar Housing Scheme in Tiruchi early this month and said the AIADMK leader wrote back saying she had some other engagements. But, she did not send any representative either.
He also deplored the act of AIADMK Members of Legislative Assembly wearing black attire to express their protest on the issue of invitation for the inauguration of the complex. Criticising the AIADMK for its style of functioning in the Assembly, the DMK leader said that if elected, the Opposition party's candidate would not highlight issues concerning the Pennagaram constituency.