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Jaya accuses Karunanidhi of double standards

People are watching his actions and will teach him a lesson at an appropriate time.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 15:17 IST

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has charged the DMK President M Karunanidhi with "adopting double standards" on the food subsidy cut issue.

"Where were the DMK ministers when the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs met to decide on the subsidy cut? Was the decision taken without their knowledge? Didn't they agree to the subsidy cut in the meeting?," she asked in a statement.

"Karunanidhi is now writing to the Prime Minister seeking a rollback after knowing about the cabinet decision", she said, and asked what sort of a "funny political drama" was he trying to enact.

Instead of nipping it in the bud, Karunanidhi demanded that the price be rolled back after the Centre announced its decision on the subsidy cut, she said.

The UPA government, of which the DMK is a constituent, was attacking the common man by steps such as hiking the prices of petroleum products and subsidy cut on food grains, and Karunanidhi wanted to prove his innocence by issuing statements, she said.

"People are watching his actions and will teach him a fitting lesson at an appropriate time," she said.

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 15:17 IST