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Victory a reward for my toil for people's welfare: Karuna

DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday described his party's victory in the Lok Sabha polls in the state is "a reward for my toil for the welfare to the people of Tamil Nadu."

india Updated: May 17, 2009 03:52 IST

DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday described his party's victory in the Lok Sabha polls in the state is "a reward for my toil for the welfare to the people of Tamil Nadu."

"A farmer who tills the soil, waters it and sows the seeds knows what he will reap. Like that I have given the people of Tamil Nadu solutions to all their problems... Have taken care of their welfare and I expected they would reward me," he told CNN IBN.

Karunanidhi said the decision on participating in the new union ministry to be formed would be taken at the party's executive committee in Chennai on May 18.

"Wait and see" was his reply when asked whether his son MK Azhagiri, daughter Kanimozhi and grand nephew Dayanidhi Maran would be in the ministry.

On the opposition charge that money power played a big role in his party's victory, he said it was an allegation by a losing side. "We have won because of our people-friendly government."

On the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, he said, "Tamils, including women and children have become orphans. They should not be the casualty in the war and we are taking steps to ensure that," he said.