DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday took exception to the Sri Lankan government's claim that it was threatened by the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).
Sri Lanka's Power and Energy minister Champika Ranawaka had said that the government had written to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expressing concern over the safety of the plants in Tamil Nadu.
“The project was not launched yesterday. The work has been going on for years. Sri Lanka is raising the issue now to divert attention from the U.N. Human Rights Council resolution, which India had voted for,” he told reporters after visiting the Assembly to sign the attendance register.
Asked whether he would attend the current budget session of the Assembly, Mr. Karunanidhi said that he had not been allotted a seat suitable to his health condition.
“I will think about it,” he said while responding to a question whether he would attend the House if the government made seating arrangements taking his health condition into consideration. Later, a release from the DMK headquarters stated that DMK members would boycott Assembly proceedings for a week.