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Karunanidhi hints at retirement

Hinting at possible retirement after middle of next year, DMK patriarch and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said he would leave politics and ministerial posts to devote more time to work for the poor and oppressed communities.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2009 12:02 IST

Hinting at possible retirement after middle of next year, DMK patriarch and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said he would leave politics and ministerial posts to devote more time to work for the poor and oppressed communities.

He said he would like to retire from politics after completing some of his "important ambitions, including
successful conduct of the International Classical Tamil Conference in June next year".

"Brushing aside politics and power, I will come closer to the people," he said at a rally of the Arundatiyar community
here last night. The rally was held by Arundati Makkal Katchi to thank him for providing exclusive three per cent
reservation for the Arundatiyars.

85-year-old Karunanidhi has already made his son M K Stalin the Deputy Chief Minister and he could be the claimant
to the top job in Tamil Nadu.

He said his remaining ambitions include completion of the under-construction new secretariat building and the
establishment of Anna Centenary Library at Kotturpuram.

The International Classical Tamil Conference is scheduled to be held in Coimbatore next year, after which Karunanidhi
said he would "come closer to the people and make myself one among you".