DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday indicated that he is notaverse to the idea of supporting the candidature of A.P.J. AbdulKalam for the post of President. Reacting to Dravidar Kazhagam leader K. Veeramani’s stand that Mr.Kalam’s candidature should be supported, Mr.
Karunanidhi saidthough it was Mr. Veeramani opinion, he would not like tocontradict him. Talking to reporters, Mr. Karunanidhi said that the DMK had alreadyexplained its stand on Presidential election to Defence MinisterA.K.
Antony and informed the media about it to an extent. [He hassaid that his party will support the candidate fielded by theCongress]. Mr. Karunanidhi, earlier in the day, alleged that former MinistersVeerapandi S. Industrial Keyboard With Touchpad
Arumugam and I. Periyasamy were arrested out of”political vendetta,” as the State government wasunable to digest the upsurge among party workers during his 88birthday celebrations and anti-government demonstrations. In a statement, Mr. Karunanidhi said that Mr. Arumugam, a heartpatient, was arrested in Chennai, produced in court in Salem onlyto be brought back to Puzhal jail in Chennai on the ground thatthere was no space in the Salem jail. China Industrial Keyboard With Trackball
“He was shuttledbetween Chennai and Salem. Why this politics of hatred? Is it notmisuse of power?” Mr. Karunanidhi said when he wanted to visit Mr. Arumugam in jailon Tuesday, authorities informed him that he could meet him only onWednesday. Besides Mr. Custom Kiosk Design Manufacturer
Karunanidhi, DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin, former ministerDuraimurugan and DMK MP T.K.S. Elangovan had sought permission tovisit Mr. Arumugam in jail. “But the authorities shifted Mr.
Arumugam from the Puzhalprison on Wednesday morning. We don’t know whether he was taken toSalem prison or Vellore prison. Why is this vendetta? Thegovernment has implicated Mr. Arumugam in an incident that tookplace in Salem, though he was in Chennai at that time andparticipating in my birthday celebration,” Mr. Karunanidhisaid.
Later talking to reporters, he said that the AIADMK governmentseemed to be deriving enormous satisfaction from targeting formerDMK ministers and district secretaries. Asked about reports that the faction led by Mr. Arumugam in Salemhad been sidelined and a rival group led by Rajendran was favouredby the high command, Mr. Karunanidhi said it was a media creation.