DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Centre to come to a decision on the row surrounding the proposed disinvestment of 5 per cent stake in NLC. Noting that Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was making attempts to solve the logjam, Karunanidhi said the Centre should understand the risk that the indefinite strike at NLC poses to the power supply situation in the State.
“We will be happy if those who actually have to worry about power generation taking a hit because of the strike do in fact worry about it. DMK’s MPs and I are taking steps for this. The TN CM has also taken steps on the matter. The Centre is yet to come to a decision,” said Karunanidhi.
Apart from the NLC row, the octogenarian expressed confidence that the DMK would succeed in completing the Sethusamudram Project. He also reiterated DMK’s support for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
Karunanidhi also expressed his party’s support for protests and conferences that the Dravidar Kazhagam is proposing to hold from August 1, to push for the appointment of persons from any caste as archakas in temples. The long-standing issue is now in the courts.