Factional feuds in DMK are no secrets. Party chief M Karunanidhi has no qualms about admitting this and he even hopes against hope that party’s upcoming ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation will help unite the warring factions. In a statement, Karunanidhi, admitted that the “local differences” in the party had led to factionalism. However, he did not make any reference to the succession issue brewing between his sons -- party treasurer MK Stalin and elder son and Union Minister MK Alagiri.
He expressed hope the Jail Bharo on July 4 against the “political vendetta” of the ruling party will unite the DMK factions. He recalled his party MP JK Ritheesh’s letter, post-DMK executive meet on June 22, wherein the latter gave assurance that any incident affecting the party’s harmony will not happen in the future.
‘Save Textile Sector’
Karunanidhi sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to save Tamil Nadu’s textiles industry, which is facing a severe crisis.In a letter to the PM, he pointed out that the RBI is yet to notify the Rs 35,000 crore restructuring package for textile industry announced by the Finance Ministry on 29 May, 2011.
“If the RBI fails to notify the package, it would lead to several hundreds of textile units and thousands of SMEs becoming non-performing assets June 30,’’ he said.