Chennai, Sep 26 (): While criticizing her arch-enemy M. Karunanidhi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa accused him of playing double game continuously in issues such as KKNPP, diesel price hike as well as FDI in retail.
She charged Karunanidhi for being disloyal to the state and not thinking about its welfare. “M. Karunanidhi is only aware of adopting double stands on significant issues and he once again has proved it,” said the chief minister.
His comments that DMK believes in ‘coalition dharma’ proves that his party is very loyal and dedicated to the Congress government at centre by extending support to the UPA’s recent decision on diesel price hike and FDI in retail.
The Tamil Nadu chief minister in an uncompromising statement said that Mr Karunanidhi who made a demand on rollback of diesel price hike, is bound to clarify his declaration on the issue.
After the Trinamool Congress walked out of the UPA disliking its involvement in executing the diesel price rise and other essential commodities, chief minister Jayalalithaa stated, “The DMK chief has alleged that his party will not take rush decisions unless there is an ideological difference and that the party will not be against coalition dharma. By expressing his views he has revealed that how far he is dedicated to the government decision on FDI.”
Just by supporting the Sep 20 bandh, he remained calm by not commenting on the subject whether the government’s decision was right or wrong.
He always preferred maintaining silence rather to comment on the issue related to the ruling government. Karunanidhi has taken a lot of U-turns in the recent past favouring the Central government, the main one being the Tamil Eelam issue, said Jayalalithaa.
Jayalalithaa asked whether Karunanidhi’s son M K Alagiri, opposed the government’s recent decision or gave his permission to go ahead with the hike on diesel price at a meeting of Cabinet Committee on political affairs.