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DMK denies nomination of ministers in case of reshuffle

Chennai, Oct 1 (): DMK chief M. Karunanidhi on Sunday declared that the party has no intention to nominate anybody for any of the ministerial post in the reshuffle of the central government which is expected in the coming days.

The party’s executive committee meeting which is scheduled to be held on Monday, the DMK chief said that the party will not accept any additional ministerial berths offered by the ruling government in centre.

“Let any changes happen in the central government, no ministers from the DMK party will become a cabinet minister or minister of state,” said Karunanidhi in his statement.

Even after DMK’s A. Raja and Dayanidhi Maran resigned the ruling government in the centre after they were charged in the telecom scandal, the party did not replace anyone else in their place in spite of repeated offers given by the Congress party, added Karunanidhi.

A Raja was asked to quit his job as communication minister in November 2010 after he was found guilty in the 2G spectrum scandal in which he was taken into custody and sent to jail for nearly an year.

Same way after eight months in July 2011, Dayanidhi Maran who was the minister for Textiles had to quit his job after he was charged by the CBI for his alleged involvement in forcing the Aircel telecom group promoter C. Sivasankaran for selling his stake to the Maxis Company.

After the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu came to power in the 2011 assembly elections ,the DMK which was very close to the ruling government in the centre kept away by maintaining distance from the Congress party.

Till now the DMK is not in good terms with the Congress as it has expressed its dissatisfaction over the government’s recent decision of hike in diesel and FDI in retail by participating in the Sep 20 country wide bandh announced by the opposition throughout India.