Chennai: Citing media reports that several DMK functionaries, who spoke at the DMK executive meeting, had faulted the tie-up with Congress for the Assembly election defeat, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi on Saturday accused the Central government’s intelligence and pro-AIADMK media of trying to break the friendship and understanding between the two parties.
In his customary question and answers in party organ ‘Murasoli’, the DMK leader said he did not want to fault the alliance parties for winning only 15 per cent of the seats and added that DMK activists might not have worked jointly with allies to enable them win their seats.
Some people want to create bitterness between the DMK and Congress to isolate his party at the national level. They also want the ‘covert relationship between the AIADMK and BJP, behind the scene talks and mutual benefits for them’ to continue without hindrance, he said.
The DMK leader also welcomed the remarks of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that his government did not want to pursue the previous government’s stand of building a new dam in place of the existing Mullaiperiyar dam.
He also expressed happiness at the Kerala Chief Minister accepting the report of experts that the dam was safe and wanted a dialogue with Tamil Nadu government to resolve the issue. He urged the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa to utilise the good opportunity.
Karunanidhi said the EC, which had cancelled elections at Aravakurichi and Thanjavur citing reasons for cash distribution for votes, should come out with a report on the action taken against those involved in money distribution....