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Updated: October 5, 2012 09:32 IST

Karunanidhi chooses to wear black shirts

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M. Karunanidhi
M. Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Thursday said that hereafter he would wear only black shirts in protest against the AIADMK regime.

In a statement here, he said his original plan was to wear a black shirt while participating in the human chain planned by the DMK to highlight the failure of the AIADMK government on all fronts on October 5.

However, as the State government denied permission for the protest, he has decided to wear black shirt permanently to express his opposition to the present regime.

Mr. Karunanidhi said when Periyar E.V. Ramasamy, founder of the Dravidar Kazhagam, called for the formation of a ‘black shirt army’ in 1945, he was the first person to enrol as a member.

Wondering why the government had denied permission for a sort of protest that was normally allowed, he said AIADMK members had even attended the Assembly wearing black shirts. And on Thursday, doctors staged a human chain protest against entrance examination for medical college admission.

Instead of a human chain protest, the DMK has decided to distribute pamphlets against the misrule of the AIADMK regime.

Partymen have been asked to prepare pamphlets by copying slogans published in the party organ, Murasoli.

In Chennai, the distribution will be done on October 5 and in other places over the next two days.

“We actually wanted to stage a protest for a couple of hours. But the ruling regime has forced us to extend the protest for three days,” Mr Karunanidhi said.

He felt the reality and the truth just now "Dirt full of his white
shirt" turns to black. I can't understand one thing how these people
again and again come to people like this and throw us like a waste...
They are king of all bribes
People should awake this time at least. don't believe these dramas.....

from:  shiva
Posted on: Oct 6, 2012 at 05:35 IST

History will judge him harshly for practicing the worst sort of politics in a democracy for over
six decades. Kadamai, kanniyam, kattupadu espoused by the Dravidian political parties does
not apply to their leaders. The black shirt indicates he is mourning the loss of money, power,
influence, and charisma. The black shirt indicates the dark outlook for the party of udhaya
sororiyan. That may also explain why he has switched to wearing plain glasses. The bronze
sculpture of his mother in the background humanizes him to a degree. But for him to become
a Mahatma he has to repent and be brutally honest with past sins and errors due to
commission and omission. I wish him peace.

from:  Tamizh Selvam
Posted on: Oct 6, 2012 at 03:39 IST

This man has no self-respect left at all. When his family's interests are at stake he will sacrifice his "pseudo" ideology, his partymen etc. It is funny and sad that a sizeable section of people still view him as a leader. When it comes to crisis like Cauvery issue or Sri Lankan issue he would write inland letters but when his power, wealth are threatened he would dash off to New Delhi to beg for survival. It's time educated youth throw these corrupt dinosaurs out and elect fresh, young minds who can save this state and country.

from:  Sambasivan
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 21:15 IST

Ever since he lost the election baldy, he is looking for space. He talks to press almost everyday, when he was CM, he never did that. In his whole political career of 40 plus years since Annadurai death, he has been playing divisive politics. He talks about Periyar one day and then poor people another day, he has never done anything worthwhile for the people other than practicing nephotism in his younger and middle aged years. It is better he takes a rest.

from:  Bala
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 18:23 IST

What a wasteful and comical way to protest. I think the Dravidian movement since Anna days is the main culprit for the TN to be lacking in every aspect and ranking way low in the Industrial Development

from:  Suresh
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 17:40 IST


Both the ADMK and DMK did NOT do much for the betterment of the state and the individual. They both failed to get the state rights in cavery issue, Tamilian issue,etc.
Too early Human chain protest of the DMK and distribution of pamphlets against the misrule of the AIADMK regime is funny and unacceptable.What they are going to do if the ruling ADMK government distributes pamphlet of past DMK government regime which is full of corruption right from Councillor to ministers and also involving big scam like 2G,land, granite, TNPSC Scam etc.This atrocious deeds are also mis rule for which DMK had a humilating defeat in last election

from:  RAVIKUMAR
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 16:41 IST

Ah! What matters to a person who changes colours to suit the opportunity! Now people will understand his true colour. By the way, is that yellow towel is totally out of his wardrobe?

from:  Krishnan
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 16:10 IST

Mr.Karunanidhi just wants to be in the limelight and even his party men know this.

from:  Nathan
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 15:57 IST

The decision of the DMK Chief to wear only black shirt provides a sigh of relief, for, naturally, the loyal cadres who too will follow suit will be mistaken for the Ayyappa Devotees if they were to drape the whole body with black!

from:  JAYARAMAN V S
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012 at 15:55 IST
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