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Karunanidhi urges rebels to withdraw nominations

india Updated: Mar 27, 2011 17:06 IST

Jolted by rebellion by some partymen following denial of tickets for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, DMK chief M Karuanidhi today urged the rebels to withdraw their nominations filed as independents.

In a statement here, he recalled the words of one of his mentors and rational party leader late E V R Periyar and said DMK's slogan is "duty, dignity and discipline" with the last one being the most important character of the party.

"Some persons who have not got the opportunity to contest the polls have filed nominations as rebels or independents, which amounts to attacking the very party which gave them the identity," he said, adding it "hurts me."

He was "moved to tears" by the action of some disgruntled partymen, he said.