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AIADMK is not a secular party: Karuna

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi says that AIADMK is not a secular party as it had supported the Karseva before the Babri Masjid demolition.

india Updated: Aug 30, 2008 16:03 IST

AIADMK is not a secular party as it had supported the Karseva before the Babri Masjid demolition, DMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said in Chennai on Saturday.

He gave this reply when reporters asked him about the Left party leaders' remarks that they would have poll tieup with AIADMK if it was in a secular front.

On Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's remarks that he felt bad about PMK's exit from DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance, he said "if somebody snaps their ties with us,it is quite obvious that anyone would feel bad about it".

Asked about the power crisis in the state, Karunanidhi said that the power shortage is not only in Tamil Nadu but it is also there in other states.

"Last year also during this time the state had acute power shortage", he said.

On the diesel shortage in city, he said that it was "unavoidable."

Asked if the Tamil Nadu government was interested in inviting the Tatas to the state in the event of the company's Nano project being shifted out of Singur in West Bengal due to the agitation by Trinamool Congress, he said "neither have the Tatas approached the state for any relocation nor has the Government invited them."