Karunanidhi Too Warms Up to New Political Union

Talks about possible axis with MDMK, PMK if party okays it

Published: 31st October 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2014 07:07 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Grabbing the opportunity to end the DMK’s political isolation, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday said he would be happy if a political front comprising the DMK, MDMK and PMK emerged.

New Political Union.JPGThe veteran’s comments came after he shared the dais at the marriage of PMK leader S Ramadoss’ grandchildren at Mamallapuram.

“I will be happy if the meeting leads to the beginning of a political front. If the DMK’s general council and executive committee decide on such a front, I will welcome it,” he told reporters, when asked about his son MK Stalin’s meeting with MDMK leader Vaiko. He also expressed happiness about the comments made by Ramadoss.

Earlier, attending the wedding ceremony, Karunanidhi gave a speech that was not overtly political in character, but however made use of the platform to portray bonhomie with the PMK chief.

Reciprocating his mentor’s gesture, MDMK leader Vaiko, who was in Madurai to pay homage to freedom fighter ‘Pasumpon’ Muthuramalinga Thevar said  he was delighted with the DMK chief’s ‘kind words’.. At Pasumpon, where he garlanded the Thevar statue, the MDMK leader said the chance meeting with Stalin on Wednesday was similar to the one he had with MK Alagiri a few months ago.

Meanwhile, at Erode, VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan said his party had not signed a lifelong poll  allaince with the DMK to a query on his party’s stand if the DMK aligned with the PMK.

On the meeting of political leaders at the wedding of Ramadoss’ grand daughter,

“Meeting of leaders at a marriage function is not a surprise. The VCK decides on poll alliances only at the election time and will then meet the leaders concerned,” he said.


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